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GOP alleging Obama camp traded pizza for Ohio votes



Published: Fri, October 26, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republicans in battleground Ohio allege that Obama for America and state Democrats distributed free pizza at campus rallies as a way to entice college students to vote for the president.

The Ohio Republican Party filed an election complaint Thursday in Franklin County alleging the “Buckeyes for Obama” student organization at Ohio State University violated a law that prohibits offering something of value for a person’s vote.

The party attached an affidavit to the complaint quoting an anonymous student staffer of the Obama campaign who said the campaign has an “unlimited” tab with the pizza chain Donatos for six rallies where student could catch buses to an early-voting center.

The Ohio Democratic Party said the challenge showed confused priorities, when the GOP fought to limit early-voting days in court.


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