As many of you have heard by now, the John Kasich Re-election Protection Act, or SB 193, was introduced last Thursday, which also happened to be the day that our own Libertarian Charlie Earl kicked off his campaign for Ohio governor.
Introduced by Sen. Bill Seitz, the bill is currently on the fast track in the State Government and Oversight Reform Committee. LPO leadership was on hand yesterday (Wed., Sep. 25) as Seitz offered misleading testimony to the committee about just what SB 193 would do. We will be on hand when public testimony is allowed, along with ballot access experts from across the country.
Seitz claims that SB 193 would make it easier for “minor parties”—we prefer to be called a “challenger party”—to get on and stay on the Ohio ballot.
In fact SB 193 would immediately disqualify the Libertarian Party of Ohio from competing in the 2014 Ohio election.
Read more via Libertarian Party Would Be Banned from 2014 Ohio Election.
- Ohio Senate bill looks at 3rd party ballot rules (toledoblade.com)