Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ohio Election Site Back up Amid Fraud Fights

Kenneth Corbin writes on

The voter-registration Web site in the key swing state of Ohio may be back online following a data breach earlier this week, but the partisan fights over voter fraud allegations rage on.

The Web site of Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the state's top elections official, contains logs of voter records, campaign contributions and other election information.

Personnel in the information technology division noticed the site breach on Monday and it was then moved into a static mode, said Jeff Ortega, a spokesman for the Democrat's office. Most services had been restored Tuesday morning, Ortega told, and IT personnel were scrambling to get the final components back online.

The security breach is the latest attack against Brunner's office, which has become a lightning rod in Ohio politics lately, having to fend off accusations that her office is turning a blind eye to the potential for widespread voter fraud.

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