Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released the following statement on the Ohio House GOP’s amendment to the Mid-Biennium Review that would cut local government funds by ten percent for any county that mailed out absentee ballots to their residents.
“The lengths the Republican leadership will go to prevent their fellow Ohioans from voting is astounding. The fact is they just can’t help themselves. Any opportunity to make voting more difficult for the poor, seniors, African Americans and working Ohioans is consistently and enthusiastically embraced by the Republicans in the General Assembly. And their plan to now punish the residents of communities who simply want to make voting easier is not only politics at its worst, it is a direct attack on how local governments pay for police, fire and other vital services. I would say they should be ashamed of their behavior but it is clear they have no shame.”