February 09, 2007

Cuyahoga County Election Director Resigns

NewsNet5 reports:

Cuyahoga Co. Elections Director Resigns

POSTED: 11:37 am EST February 6, 2007
UPDATED: 4:36 pm EST February 6, 2007

CLEVELAND -- The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on Tuesday announced that it has accepted the resignation of its embattled chief.

Executive director Michael Vu's ouster marks the end of a tense term that thrust Cuyahoga County and its voters in the national spotlight. Under Vu, the county weathered a botched primary election and convictions of two workers who mishandled the 2004 presidential recount.


At age 28, Vu was hired in 2003 to take over the largest and arguably most problematic elections board in the bellwether state during a hard-fought and close presidential campaign.

In November 2004, Cuyahoga, which has more than 1 million registered voters, was among the counties with long lines and complaints over provisional ballots. The election ended with Ohio giving President Bush the electoral votes needed to narrowly win the White House over Democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry.....

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