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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