Vote Challenge

Supreme Court dismisses challenges to presidential, justice elections

The Ohio Supreme Court today dismissed the challenge brought by voters seeking to overturn President Bush's victory in the state. The 37 voters yesterday asked to drop that case and a separate challenge of Chief Justice Thomas Moyer's re-election. The justices granted both requests today without comment. Attorney Cliff Arnebeck says the voters couldn't expect to win given the congressional certification of the electoral votes last week and the inauguration next week. But Republican attorneys say the group had weak evidence. The challenge accused the Bush campaign of fraud and wanted the court to examine several voting problems.

In declining to remove himself from the presidential case last month, Moyer called voters' evidence "woefully inadequate."