Ohio Secretary of State's Office Avoiding Media Again

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 13, 2008 8:57 AM
The Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (D.) isn't willing to investigate ACORN for their obvious voter fraud.

Last week she told Fox's Greta Van Susteren "There are a number of, basically, allegations that don't have any evidence to support them. There's much more conjecture than anything else. We have a great number of procedures in our law that would prevent voter fraud in Ohio. But I think that some people are alarmed because we've had record numbers of people register to vote, and it tends to be the argument either voter suppression or voter fraud, depending upon which political party is pushing that issue."

After the segment concluded Brunner complained about the interview in a statment. Brunner was upset Susteren asked her about a student investigation into the voter fraud happening in her state. Brunner's office had been dodging and dismissing the student reporters and Greta simply asked her why.Brunner's office was upset, saying the CEO of the student organization, palestra.net  "obviously provided questions to Greta Von Susteren for an on-camera interview of the Secretary on the Fox News Network.  It now appears that Fox News is making this an issue when the Secretary explicitly stated she had no knowledge of palestra.net or the circumstances about which she was questioned."

Right.

Yesterday, a spokesman from Brunner's office, Brian Clark, hung up on Ohio-based talk radio host Bob Frantz when Frantz inquired about the safeguards were being taken by the Secretary to keep the elections clean.

“The dial tone you hear right now is indicative of how concerned the Secretary of State in the state of Ohio is with voter fraud," Clark said.

According to Frantz, this is the SECOND TIME staff from the Secretary's office has hung up on during an on-air interview.

Update: Here's a link to the first time Frantz was hung up on by the Secretary's office.