COLUMBUS—Today, Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) and House Speaker Pro Tempore Lou Blessing (R-Cincinnati) jointly filed a complaint in the Ohio Supreme Court regarding the administration of Ohio election laws.
The following statement can be attributed in whole or in part to either Senator Niehaus or Rep. Blessing:
A copy of the complaint can be viewed here.
“Ohio’s elections should be administered under the laws established by an elected General Assembly. Unfortunately, due to the actions of the former secretary of state, the state’s chief elections officer has been compelled to issue directives that conflict with state law, particularly in the area of counting provisional ballots. These directives have created confusing standards for local elections officials as they prepare for another high-profile presidential election. We are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to uphold the authority of the legislature by clarifying that elections must be administered according to state law. It is our hope that the Court will review this matter as quickly as possible.”