Backers of a plan to repeal a new election reform law say a new poll shows Ohioans will be likely to do that. Bob Meadow, pollster for the company that did the survey for Fair Elections Ohio, says 54% of those surveyed say the new election reform law should be repealed while 31% want to keep it in place. He says the support for repeal is widespread.
Former Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says the issue cannot be removed from the ballot, regardless of what lawmakers do to the newly passed law, without the consent of her group that put it on the ballot in the first place. She says she'd like to see a vote on the new law now because dropping it could open the door for the legislature to try to bring back some of the controversial parts of it later in a lame duck session.