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Kasich signs limits for minor political parties in Ohio

Published: Wed, November 6, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill setting rules for minor political parties in the swing state.

The measure was poised to clear the Legislature last week, but senators rejected it after House-made changes inadvertently cut a piece of the bill.

A committee restored that piece today and made other changes.

Groups wanting to form parties next year would need petition signatures equal to a half-percent of the total votes cast in the most recent gubernatorial or presidential election. Thereafter, they must gather 1 percent.

To remain qualified, organizations must get 2 percent of total votes cast in the governor’s race next year, and 3 percent in 2015 for the following gubernatorial or presidential elections.

Several third parties say the rules are unfair and they will sue.


1bumbob(146 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

This is trashy behavior by the Ohio GOP and they know it. I hope the courts overturn this.

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2andersonathan(683 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Well if you look into VA elections it was close had to bring in the Clintons and Mr. Peace Prize, [drone attacks on Pakistain] and had to spend a lot of cash to get the job done. Then look into the funding that the libartarian had and who and where it came from. Then Think [if possible] and say Thank God the "D's" funded 2 candidates. to defeat one tea party candidate

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