All the Desperate Tactics Ohio Republicans Are Using Ahead of Tuesday’s Abortion Vote

Issue 1 would codify the right to an abortion in the state constitution and it's polling well, so conservatives are gaslighting Ohioans on what it means.


They held a special election to thwart it

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It’s quite possible that all of the despicable tactics are because Republicans failed to kneecap the ballot measure via a special election held in August. Backing up: After word got out that abortion advocates wanted to put the issue to voters, the Republican-controlled legislature authorized a summer election on whether to raise the threshold ballot measures need to pass from 50% to 60%. They did so despite passing a bill in late 2022 that would end August special elections unless needed to fill a Congressional seat. (LaRose, the official who oversaw the voter purge, admitted to supporters at a closed-door event in May that the election was “100% about keeping a radical pro-abortion amendment out of our constitution.”) That effort failed and Issue 1 only needs a simple majority to pass.

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