Judge Tosses Ohio Voting Software Lawsuit

The legal action had raised the possibility of voting irregularities.

A federal judge Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, dismissed a lawsuit that had sought an immediate halt to the use of voting equipment in several Ohio counties, according to a media report.

According to politico.com, federal judge Greg Frost said in a 10-page opinion that a voting right activist couldn’t prove “actual and imminent harm” in his lawsuit. The suit challenged a contract that Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, had with Election Systems & Software to use new equipment that helps move vote results from county to state computers.

A political science professor in Columbus, Ohio, filed the lawsuit Monday against the state and the software company. The suit alleged that the new equipment could lead to changes on the voting machine results from non-election board officials or a computer bug.

-- Do you agree with the judge's ruling? Do you think there's still the possibility of voting irregularities in Ohio? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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