Last week the hot talk was how Ted Strickland could be ineligible to vote because of residency problems. The complaint was voted on by the county election board and the vote ended in a tie right along party lines. That forced the decision to be sent up to the Secretary of State's office for a final decision, which in turn was sent back to the county level because they never even investigated the claims.
Now after all that, it appears the issue has died:
The flap over where Democratic candidate for governor Ted Strickland lives ended Wednesday when a board of elections decided to no longer pursue the matter, Strickland's campaign said.
The northeast Ohio woman who filed a challenge of Strickland's eligibility to vote asked Tuesday to have the complaint dismissed. The Columbiana County Board of Elections received a letter from a lawyer for Jacquelyn Long.
The board met Wednesday and decided to drop the case, Strickland campaign spokesman Keith Dailey said. A message was left for county elections director Lois Gall.
"We're happy that the right decision was finally made," Dailey said.
A recent court decision in Strickland's favor played into Long's decision to pull the complaint but was among many circumstances she considered, her lawyer said.