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Democracy Prevails as Ohioans Defeat Issue 1

August 9, 2023
Richard D. Brown News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) yesterday praised the citizens of Ohio for their overwhelming support in defeating Issue 1 during the August 8th Special Election.

“I applaud the efforts and foresight of the voters of Ohio to resoundingly defeat Issue 1. Corrupt politicians and out-of-state special interest groups poured millions into trying to deceive Ohioans, but I am proud to stand by our voters and their ability to hold their government accountable,” said Rep. Brown. “I hope that this outcome reminds us all that today and every day, democracy will prevail and our constitutional right to majority rule will remain.”

The defeat of Issue 1 is a significant victory for safeguarding Ohio’s democratic process while respecting the diverse opinions of its citizens. It ensures that future constitutional changes will reflect the majority’s will and uphold the principle of “one person, one vote.”

House Democrats will continue to put people first and uphold the democratic values that make Ohio a beacon of freedom, dignity, and opportunity.