Today, Look Ahead America announced their lawsuit against the Stark County Board of Elections for violating Ohio’s Open Meetings Act in their consideration of the purchase of Dominion voting equipment. The suit was filed in the Court of Common Pleas in Stark County on behalf of Look Ahead America and Start County Resident Merry Lynne Rini of Massillon.
Matt Braynard, Executive Director of Look Ahead America, made the following statement:
The process engaged in by the Board of Elections was not transparent and open to the public. Right before voting on the contract with Dominion, the board excluded the public for eighteen minutes from their discussion and deliberations. Nothing necessitated the public’s exclusion. And for the next months thereafter, they continued to exclude the public when discussing the contract with Dominion. That’s not consistent with both the letter and spirit of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act and we are going to get justice for the residents of Stark County Ohio.
Further, we are determined to ensure that any voting equipment purchased relies on open source software and hardware. This will restore trust, lower election costs, and create home state jobs for Clark County elections.
Look Ahead America’s Election Integrity Policy Objectives can be found at https://lookaheadamerica.org/integrity.