COLUMBUS - Montgomery County Elections Board members Dennis Lieberman and Tom Ritchie Sr. were fired Tuesday by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted because they voted to keep voting hours in Dayton and their home county open on weekends.
"I'm disappointed, but not surprised. SOS Husted is trampling on the rights of voters in this state and he will target anyone who dares to stand up to his suppressive acts," Lieberman said.
"SOS Husted has acted rashly every step of the way so today's decision is unfortunate yet not unexpected," Ritchie said. "The losers here are the voters and our democracy. Voters want the polls open on weekends and evenings so give the people what they want."
Lieberman and Ritchie will confer with legal counsel before deciding next steps.