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AG candidate: voter rights advocacy would be priority

Sandusky Register Staff • Jan 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

The Cincinnati Democrat released his proposals Monday for addressing ballot access and election fairness.

Pepper criticized Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for defending laws passed by state lawmakers that courts later deemed unconstitutional.

DeWine told The Vindicator of Youngstown that he didn’t pass or write the laws, but did what he’s “supposed to do” by defending them in court.

Pepper’s plan calls for establishing a voter rights unit within the office to investigate complaints and incidents of voter intimidation, disenfranchisement, fraud and suppression.

He said he’d also make the office a resource for voting rights awareness and advocate transparency in Ohio’s redistricting process.

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