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Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures



Published: Tue, July 1, 2014 @ 2:05 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall’s ballot.

Supporters of the proposed “Ohio Voters Bill of Rights” say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans’ minds.

State Rep. Alicia Reece said at a news conference today that the campaign collected about 100,000 signatures in 90 days. It needed roughly 385,000 signatures.

Reece joined ministers and other volunteers to launch an effort aimed at generating needed support for the issue.

The Cincinnati Democrat said they will be opening a Columbus office and hosting a fall summit on voting rights. The initiative will coincide with the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Amendment.


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1steivo(511 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

They will be hard pressed to find 385,000 Ohians to sign a petition to allow some people to vote 4-5-6 or even 7 times.

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2Ret(39 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Not that hard pressed. They collected 100,000 signatures, those 100,000 only needed to come up with 4 alias a piece to be successful.

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3walter_sobchak(1907 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I would love to know how many of the 100,000 that signed are actually registered voters!

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4JoeFromHubbard(1038 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

What do they mean by "voters rights?"

There is nothing stopping a legal voter from voting now. They have all of the "rights" necessary.

The only question should be, do they have sufficient intelligence to vote for the best candidate for the position?

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5Ytownnative(1035 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Just do it the American way. Sue them til you get what you want

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