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Posted at 10 p.m. by the Akron Beacon Journal: "The Voter Protection Project with the Ohio Democratic Party sent a letter to the Franklin County Board of Elections this evening, asking the board to provide relief for voters standing in long lines.

``Three- or four-hour waits are occurring and are causing many voters to leave,'' attorney Thomas Rosenberg said in the letter. ``Elderly and disabled voters are unable to stand in line for three hours or more.'' . . .

The group asked the board to provide paper punch cards or absentee ballots to voters and allow them to be counted as if they were electronically cast (which is the method in Franklin County). If the board failed to comply, the group threatened to go to court.

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