Journalist outlines ‘deceptive’ tactics used by Ohio GOP

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, November 7, 2011 22:01 EDT
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The Nation’s John Nichols described some of the ways in which Republicans in Ohio were hoping to defeat a referendum on Gov. John Kasich’s (R) anti-union bill.

Nichols explained Monday night on MSNBC’s The Ed Show that supporters of had run deceptive advertisements on television and sent out mailings. Early weekend voting and voting a day before the election were also cancelled.

Ohio Senate Bill 5 Voter Referendum, Issue 2 would limit collective bargaining for public employees in the state if approved.

“There’s one gimmick after another to try and deceive the people” he said.

Issue 2 was placed on the November 8 ballot after the pro-labor coalition We Are Ohio delivered nearly 1.3 million signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in June to repeal Senate Bill 5.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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