Wood County judicial candidate Corey Speweik was at the center of the Ohio primary election fight last night after filing a complaint against the Wood County Board of Elections and LaRose, arguing a “judical fiat” could not change the election date. Speweik’s lawyer, Andy Mayle, condemned the late decision by DeWine and LaRose: “We think they waited on purpose until the 11th hour.” Early Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court denied a legal challenge to the state delaying the primary setting the stage for the election to be canceled.
Governor DeWine said “While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.”
Absentee ballots will still be accepted but there is no word yet on when the election will be rescheduled, although it's expected June 20 is the target date.
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