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Farm Groups Encourage State's Highest Court to Side With Elections Board

Ten major groups want to keep the Lake Erie Bill of Rights off the Nov. 6 ballot

Ten major farm groups are supporting the Lucas County Board of Elections in its quest to keep the Lake Erie Bill of Rights off the Nov. 6 ballot.

A joint brief in support of the board’s controversial Aug. 28 decision was filed with the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Lucas County Farm Bureau, the Ohio Soybean Association, the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Poultry Association, the Ohio Cattleman’s Association, the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, the Ohio Pork Council, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and the Ohio AgriBusiness Association.

The 21-page document concludes by stating the farm groups believe the elections board "engaged in a lawful review of the scope of municipal power" and, based on legal precedent, its decision to keep the proposal off the ballot “should be upheld.”

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