“Ohio supermajority amendment opponents sue, arguing ‘no legal basis’ for August election”

From the Ohio Capital Journal:

State lawmakers approved a measure to ask voters if Ohio should raise the threshold for approving constitutional amendments to 60%. But in an unusual move, they set the August date for that election through the resolution itself. They made no changes to state law which strictly limit such elections.

Republican House and Senate leaders insist it’s all above board. But in an illustrative statement, House Minority Leader Allison Russo said it was at best “legally questionable.”

And a companion piece at the same site, “Upcoming August special election is illegal, law experts say.”

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