Led by Kurt Young, who was
recently elected chairman of the Lucas County Democratic
Party, a number of elected officials gathered in support of
the three point plan the party has adopted to offset the
voter purges the Ohio Secretary of State – Republican Jon
Husted –has sanctioned.
Those actions, declared
Young, “can eliminate thousands of Lucas County voters and
hundreds of thousands of Ohio voters.”
The first step of the
Democrats’ plan, said Young, is to ensure that the next
Secretary of State is Democrat Kathleen Clyde, who will be
facing Republican Frank LaRose in November’s general
The second step will be to
request public records in order to contact those registered
voters who are in danger of being urged.
Thirdly, the party intends
to mount a massive voter registration effort to offset the
loss on the voter rolls of those purged.
Toledo City Councilwoman
Yvonne Harper also addressed the issue and urged elected
officials who were not on the ballot to help other elected
officials by working the polls.
Councilman Nick Komives
announced his plan to introduce legislation to make it easy
for people to register. That legislation will be modeled
after the current voter registration activities by the Ohio
Department of Motor Vehicles, which offers drivers an
opportunity to register or change the voter registration