Rep. Ashford Criticizes Rushed GOP Bill To Limit Ballot Access
Changing rules in the middle of the game is unfair and hurts democracy, lawmaker
November 07, 2013
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Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) released the following statement on Wednesday in response to Senate Bill 193, legislation that would make it more difficult for third party candidates to qualify for the 2014 ballot. The legislation has become known by many as the John Kasich Re-election Protection Act, as it seems to be an attempt to disqualify Libertarian candidate Charlie Earl from the 2014 gubernatorial race.

“Republicans are taking advantage of our democracy to benefit themselves. The GOP is rushing this law to apply to 2014 elections in order to shape the outcome of the gubernatorial election. They’re pushing the envelope because they can—and that’s wrong.”

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