Ohioans are set to vote on a referendum on a controversial election overhaul that majority Republicans pushed through the Legislature last year. Minority Democrats succeeded in getting enough petition signatures to put that issue on the ballot so voters have a chance to kill it. But now, Ohio’s top elections official — Republican Jon Husted — is suggesting lawmakers repeal that law. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he wants legislators to repeal the law so the referendum won’t be needed. But legislative leaders are not happy because they say Husted didn’t talk about that suggestion with them first…before taking the matter public Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus.
“Yes, that bothers me. When people put a headline in front of good public policy, yes, hat bothers me. Husted says his comments about the need to repeal the elections measure came about as he was speaking to workers from local boards of elections. While the plan has been put on hold until voters decide its fate, poll workers are confused.
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