Washington, DC – In response to the letter Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost sent today to Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald threatening him and other County Council members for making absentee ballot applications available to all county voters, iVote President Ellen Kurz issued the following statement:
"He can have Dave Yost do his dirty work for him, but Jon Husted’s anti-voting motives are utterly transparent,” said iVote President Ellen Kurz. “If Jon Husted wants to prove he’s not an enemy of helping Ohioans have more access to voting, he should call on Dave Yost to withdraw his threats and support the Cuyahoga County Board’s efforts to ensure all voters are able to vote on Election Day without standing in Florida-like lines for hours."
iVote, a new voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched an offensive against orchestrated efforts to block people from voting. iVote will target Secretary of State races in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio, activating grassroots armies to elect Secretaries of State who will protect every American’s access to voting.
The iVote Board of Directors includes Doug Sosnik, Frank Smith, Ellen Kurz, Jeremy Bird, Michael Blake, Rachael Cobb, Ralph Paige, Wendy Smith and Pete Giangreco. iVote is being advised by 270 Strategies, AKPD, David Binder Research, and Greenberg Rosner Research.