December 12, 2004

More Absentee Votes than Absentee Voters in Trumbull County

More Votes than Voters in Ohio:
Absentee Vote Inflated, Certified Vote in Doubt
by Dr. Werner Lange
December 12, 2004

A careful review of the absentee vote in one Ohio county revealed that
many more absentee votes were cast than there were absentee voters

The 106 precincts of these five Ohio communities, about 39% of all
precincts in Trumbull County, netted a total of 580 absentee votes for
which there were no absentee voters identified in the poll books.

“When there are more votes than voters, there is a big problem” stated Dr.
Werner Lange, author of this study which would have been completed weeks
earlier if Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, co-chair of the Ohio
Bush-Cheney campaign, had not unlawfully ordered all 88 boards of
elections to prevent public inspection of poll books until after
certification of the vote.

The absentee vote inflation rate for these five communities averages 5.5
fradulent voters per precinct. If this pattern of inflated absentee votes
holds for all of Ohio’s 11,366 precincts, then there were some 62,513
absentee votes in Ohio up for grabs in the last election. Who grabbed them
and how they did so should be the subject of an immediate congressional

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