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Ohio Democrats Challenge LaRose Authority to Set New Primary Date

The litigation contends there just should be an extension of absentee balloting

State government leaders are preparing for a legal battle and they got it over the last-minute decision late Monday to postpone Ohio’s primary election over concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

The Ohio Democratic Party and Kiara Sanders, a Reynoldsburg woman, filed suit against Secretary of State Frank LaRose in the Ohio Supreme Court late Tuesday afternoon, arguing only lawmakers — not LaRose — could set an election date.

The litigation contends there should not be another primary election day, just an extension of absentee balloting until late April.

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