From the daily archives: Sunday, March 9, 2014

Secretary of State Jon Husted on Friday dumped two Libertarian candidates from Ohio’s ballot.

Husted disqualified Charlie Earl, a candidate for governor, and Steven Linnabary, a candidate for attorney general.  Husted concluded that petition signature gatherers failed to comply with Ohio laws requiring them to be either Libertarian or a political independent and another requiring them to disclose their employer.  A court challenge is inevitable.

Husted’s motivations are obvious.  The Libertarian candidate likely would draw votes away from Governor John Kasich.  This isn’t a secret, even Republican state chairman, Matthew Borges, admitted that the GOP helped with […]

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