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Memo

For: All interested parties


By: Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor
RE: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Reported to FBI/DoJ for Violating Voting Rights Act
Date: November 3, 2016
Executive Summary
On Thursday morning, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump reported Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to
both the FBI Public Corruption unit and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division for violating the Voting
Rights Act. Secretary Husteds office deliberately excluded 13% of registered voters from receiving an absentee
ballot in the mail this year, which equals over 1 million people. The copy of the complaint can be found below.
Copy of Complaint
Ohio's Secretary of State, Jon Husted, left over a million registered voters off of the mailing list when his office sent
out absentee ballots this year. This disadvantages poor, minority, and working class voters who rely on receiving an
absentee ballot to cast their votes, and as such violates the Voting Rights Act. On Tuesday it was reported that
hundreds of voters had still not received an absentee ballot in the mail, a problem that Husted blamed on the post
office. One article even reported that a husband had not received his absentee ballot, while his wife did, even
though they had the same voting history.

Below are some news links relating to this violation:


http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Husted-blames-postal-service-for-absentee-ballot-problem-399534131.html
http://www.ohio.com/news/politics/local/1-in-7-ohio-registered-voters-won-t-receive-an-invitation-to-vote-absen
tee-1.711218
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/10/02/1-a-million-ohio-voters-didnt-get-absentee-ballot-m
ailing.html

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns by contacting Francesca Lucia, (914) 618-0446,
francesca@keepamericagreat.us.
Democratic Coalition Against Trump | Keep America Great PAC
PO Box 36-20197
New York, NY 10129
www.keepamericagreat.us