Well, this one is a bit of a twisted sister, but the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an election can continue in August to require a 60-40 vote to amend the state constitution. And of course, abortion rights.
It seems as though some say that the lawmakers are violating laws they passed. Now way. Not in our Nation, not in the United States of America, no way! Oh yeah, that was then, this is now:
- "Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled that an August election to make it harder to amend the state constitution can proceed, requiring 60% of voters to approve any new constitutional amendments instead of a simple majority of 50% plus one.
- The One Person One Vote coalition had previously sued the Secretary of State, arguing that the election was illegal under Ohio's new voting law which only allows municipal and school special elections to be held under a fiscal emergency."
More details (I guess the dissenters don't want elections held in August)::
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An August special election that will determine citizens’ future access to the Ohio Constitution — and potentially the fate of an abortion rights amendment — can go forward as planned despite state lawmakers passing a law last year that eliminated most elections in August, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Friday.
"In a 4-3 decision, the high court found that the Legislature’s constitutional right to determine the dates of elections trumps any laws they might pass to limit them.
"The General Assembly’s exercise of its constitutional power “overrides any election statute that would otherwise prohibit the special election,” Chief Justice Sharon Kennedy wrote for the majority, allowing Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose to proceed with the Aug. 8 vote. Her opinion was joined by the court’s three other Republicans, with the three Democratic justices dissenting."