Two Stark County residents have filed a complaint against Republican state Rep. Christina Hagan, looking to keep her from voting for president as a member of the Electoral College. The complaint, filed in Stark County Court of Common Pleas by Andrew Diliddo Jr. and Hagan’s former Democratic opponent, Deborah Cain, says if Hagan were to participate as a presidential elector she would violate the Ohio Constitution. The state constitution prohibits a General Assembly member from serving as a federal or other state official unless that person resigns from their assembly seat, the complaint says. Hagan has not resigned, the complaint says. Cain ran against Hagan, who represents Ohio’s 50th statehouse district, in the 2014 election.
“The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the office of Ohio presidential elector is a state office,” the complaint says. “Hagan would thus be violating Ohio’s Constitution and acting illegally to vote in the Electoral College.”
Across the country, Democrats are filing long-shot measures to force the Electoral College to name Hillary Clinton president instead of Donald Trump.
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