TOLEDO -- Two University of Toledo psychology professors believe challenges to their voter registrations just days before the election are politically motivated.
"University professors tend to be more liberal and Democratic, if that was a reason why some of us was targeted," said Alex Czopp. "The Pre-Election Challenge uses a little known and seldom used Ohio law that says any registered voter can challenge the legitimacy of another's voter registration.
"I can show you my voter registration. I got it the first week in September, said Alice Frye." Alice Frye and Alex Czopp received notices from the Lucas County Board of Elections alleging the two did not live at the addresses listed on their voter registrations.
Both Frye and Czopp registered along with their spouses, listing the same respective addresses. Neither of their spouses' registrations were challenged. "My husband and I have both donated money to the Democratic Party. All the money donated has been in my name. We have different last names. We are registered to vote at the same address. My registration is being challenged. His is not, said Frye."
Czopp finds irony in the pre election challenges. "They mailed the letter that was protesting whether I lived at this current address to this current address," said Czopp
Both voters plan to attend an 11:00am Board of Elections hearing Saturday morning at Government Center. Challenged voters will have a change to have those pre election challenges overturned.
Posted 12:09 am Friday, October 30th