Sec. of State requests investigation into GOP signaturesWritten by Caitlin McGlade | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lucas County Board of Elections has planned a special meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 after its usual meeting at 5 p.m. to “request” an investigation on potentially inconsistent signatures on multiple Lucas County Republican Party financial documents, according to Lucas County BOE Executive Director Linda Howe.
The special meeting was set before the Secretary of State requested the investigation July 31 in a letter from David M. Farrell, the deputy assistant secretary of state and director of elections.
Toledo Free Press on July 30 asked the Lucas County BOE to investigate whether Lucas County Republican Party Treasurer James Damas’s signature was forged on multiple documents filed with the Lucas County BOE.
Lucas County Republican Party Chairman Jon Stainbrook did not return calls for comment, but told FOX Toledo on July 30 the TFP article raising the concerns was “a bunch of baloney.”