AG candidate: voter rights advocacy would be priority

Ohio Attorney General candidate David Pepper said he would make advocating for voter rights a priority if elected Ohio’s top law officer this fall.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 21, 2014

 

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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Centauri

"Ohio Attorney General candidate David Pepper said he would make advocating for voter rights a priority"

If he would make OHIO corruption a priority, the voting rights would take care of themselves.