03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ohio Voters Accuse Secy Of State And Gubernatorial Candidate Blackwell Of Trying To Rig November's Election...

Democrats and representatives of voter-registration groups accused Secretary of State Ken Blackwell on Monday of trying to rig this November's election by publishing draconian new rules governing the activities of people who register voters.

Testifying at a hearing chaired by Judy Grady, Blackwell's director of elections, lawyers for ACORN, Common Cause, the Ohio Democratic Party and other groups said training documents drafted by Blackwell's office are so vague that they subject registrars to felony penalties for even inadvertent violations.

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