ODP Chair Walters Blasts Frank LaRose as He Inserts Politics into Ohio Elections
February 28, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Monday, February 28, 2022
Politically-Motivated Moves by LaRose Could Cost Ohioans Millions
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) Chair Elizabeth Walters blasted Frank LaRose for putting the 2022 primary elections into chaos this weekend by grossly inserting politics into the process and leaving Ohioans to pay the price. This weekend, LaRose played politics with Ohio’s election process, fell in line with fellow Republicans and ordered all 88 county boards of elections to start the process of placing General Assembly candidates on the ballot without final maps in place.
The political moves by LaRose would disenfranchise Ohio voters and could cost Ohioans millions of dollars by likely setting up two primary elections and by moving forward on costly administrative moves to move forward on ballots that don’t reflect what the final districts will likely look like.
“Frank LaRose has clearly now fully embraced attempts by his fellow Republicans to put their thumb on the scales of Ohio elections by trying to skirt the law and force GOP-gerrymandered maps on Ohio voters. We won’t stand idly by while LaRose and his fellow Republicans disenfranchise Ohio voters and force those same voters to foot the bill as LaRose plays political games with Ohio elections. We’re now exploring possible legal action to stop LaRose’s politically-driven directive from moving forward.”