Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled in favor of the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party’s motion for summary judgment to permanently maintain the final three days of early voting leading up to Election Day. In response, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement:
It’s been six days since the sudden resignation of two top members of Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s staff, and the Governor has refused to say anything about it. But those aren’t the only reasonable questions the Governor is dodging. The Governor owes Ohioans some answers, and he can start by addressing these questions at his press conference in Cincinnati today:
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD (New York Times) – 6.09.14
Someday, after they figure out how to appeal to a broader swath of the electorate, Republicans will probably be embarrassed by how much time they have spent making it harder for Americans to vote. For now, though, the beat just goes on. In a misguided effort to hold on to power despite an ever-shrinking base of older white voters, Republican lawmakers around the country continue to impose all sorts of barriers to the ballot box.
After the FitzGerald campaign held a press conference this afternoon on Governor Kasich’s refusal to answer questions surrounding the sudden resignation of Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s Chief of Staff and her executive assistant, Republicans issued a false attack on FitzGerald.
This misleading, desperate attack only raises more questions about what the Republicans are trying to distract reporters from in Taylor’s office, and why Kasich allowed the Lt. Governor’s questionable and incompetent behavior to continue for three years unchecked.
Shortly after the FitzGerald campaign put out a release this morning detailing the numerous instances where John Kasich failed to check Mary Taylor’s incompetence as the head of the Department of Insurance, the Plain Dealer reported a new example today. The article notes that many Ohioans are being forced into buying more expensive policies because of a bottleneck at the Department of Insurance.