Despite assertions last week that he was ready for a protracted fight, Robert Bennett, Cuyahoga's election board chair and chair of Ohio's Republican party, announced Wednesday afternoon that he was giving in to the secretary of state's wish for him to resign. Bennett is the last of the four-member bi-partisan board to relent to calls for their resignation.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Bennett agreed to resign after Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner agreed to drop her complaint against him "without a finding of fault."
A new board, two Democrats and two Republicans, is expected to be seated after May 1st when Bennett's resignation takes effect.
There's still time for the new board to make effective changes to fix the litany of problems encountered in last year's elections.