Husted borrows from Mandel playbook
COLUMBUS- After putting his name four times on absentee ballot mailings mailed to most Ohio registered voters and sending unsolicited mass emails touting last-minute, election-year improvements to the online business services, Husted has ordered every county Board of Elections to display posters in every polling location which prominently feature Husted’s name. Reportedly, Husted’s office is even refusing requests by Board of Elections to allow his name to be covered up in polling locations to avoid the appearance of electioneering while he is on the ballot.
In response to Husted’s use of the office to assist his campaign, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern issued the following statement:
“While making it harder to vote this year, Jon Husted has made it easier for him to cheat by abusing his office to campaign in polling places. Jon Husted is abusing his office by forcing Board of Elections to allow him to electioneer at a polling place. There is no valid official reason for every voter to be forced to see Husted’s name at a polling place except to help his campaign. ”