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Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted this evening released the following statement on the outcome of the three statewide ballot initiatives:

“Monopolies were the theme of this Election Day and voters said with a clear voice that there is no place for them in Ohio’s Constitution.

“With the passage of State Issue 1, Ohio voters strengthened their voice by rightly choosing to end a political monopoly by ending the practice of partisan gerrymandering of state legislative districts.

“To protect our individual rights voters passed Issue 2, which bans private monopolies and special interests from buying a spot in the state constitution for their own benefit.

“And despite over $25 million in ads, Ohioans were not fooled into putting a marijuana monopoly into the constitution. Ohio voters are smart people and said no to State Issue 3, which would have made the state’s drug issues worse, harming people and the economy.”


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