12/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fraud Check Would Crash Ohio Voter Database, Secretary of State Says

Columbus- Ohio's voter database was poorly constructed and cannot handle a massive check for fraud among the state's 700,000 newly registered voters, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said Thursday.

The Democratic secretary said her office tried to cross-check the new or revised registrations filed since Jan. 1, although she was not required to do so after beating back an Ohio Republican Party lawsuit that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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