Something's rotten in the state of Denmark

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Warren County Lockdown update

Here's the latest from Erica Solvig at the Cincinatti Enquirer, who has been tenaciously covering the curious case of Warren County, Ohio, where the press and others were locked out from the ballot counting, citing a terrorist concern and "an increased threat"; this was later contradicted by Federal and local homeland security officials who said there was no such evidence of any increased threat or need for concern

"County Commissioner Pat South has said the decision to lock the doors election night was made during an Oct. 28 closed-door meeting (the Thursday before Election Day).

But in e-mailed memos dated Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 - released Monday after an Enquirer public records request - other county officials were already detailing the security measures, down to the wording of signs that would be posted on the locked doors."