Background: In Ohio, Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican, is running for governor. As I've mentioned, Blackwell has been accused of fraudulently influencing the 2004 Presidential election in favor of Bush. (Details in this thread.) Wary Ohio Democrats have asked Blackwell to recuse himself from administering the fall 2006 election for an obvious reason: he's in it. Plain Dealer link I think the Democrats' request is entirely reasonable, for any election involving this sort of situation, but especially for one involving Blackwell. I don't trust the man as far as I can throw him. If you read the link at the top of this thread, you know Blackwell appears to have used all kinds of tricks to eliminate voter registrations from people who were likely to vote Democrat. What do you think? Not that Blackwell will actually do it, but should he step aside?