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Mass firing at Board of Elections avoided

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TOLEDO, Ohio -

There was almost a mass firing at the Lucas County Board of Election on Tuesday. 

A resolution was presented to the board at its Tuesday meeting that called for the termination of 20 of the 22 employees.  Those employees could then reapply for their jobs.    The director and deputy director would not have been affected.

After the proposal was put in front of the board, a recess to the board meeting was called.  Upon returning from the recess, the board decided not to move forward with the plan. 

This comes one day after a recommendation from an oversight committee appointed by the Secretary of State said that the board should terminate the director and deputy director. 

The board learned in a letter from the Secretary of State Tuesday that the board has now been taken off administrative oversight. 

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