Voters First filed a formal complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission today that accuses the Ohio Republican Party of lying to voters about Issue 2, a proposal that would take the power to draw legislative and congressional boundaries from politicians and give to the voters.
The complaint centers on a mailer that contained three deliberately misleading statements, including statements recently rejected by the Ohio Supreme Court as inaccurate.
"This is the latest in a string of deceptive tactics to mislead voters by the opponents of reform," said Sandy Theis, spokeswoman for Voters First. "Last week the Supreme Court ordered a re-write of the ballot language because it was false. This week, the same misinformation shows up in a Republican Party mailer."
"This shows that some politicians will do anything to say anything to protect the rigged system they created. Have you had enough? If you have, vote YES on Issue 2 in November. Issue 2 will stop the lies and give the power back to the people.''