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  • DeWine calls for special session to get Biden on Ohio ballot

    05/23/2024 7:04:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/2024 | Caroline Vakil
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced Thursday he would call the GOP-controlled state Legislature into a special session next week to discuss getting both President Biden and former President Trump on the state’s fall ballot. Democrats have been unable to certify Biden as their nominee in the state — a largely procedural issue where both parties have to certify their presidential candidate with the state ahead of the state’s deadline — because the Democratic National Convention takes place after the Ohio certification deadline.
  • Ohio governor calls special session to pass measure allowing Biden on November ballot

    05/23/2024 4:31:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 23, 2024 6:39pm | Natalia Mittelstadt
    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said Thursday that he is calling a special session of the General Assembly to pass legislation next week to ensure President Biden is on the November ballot for the general election.“Ohio is running out of time to get Joe Biden, the sitting President of the United States, on the ballot this fall. Failing to do so is simply unacceptable. This is ridiculous. This is (an) absurd situation,” DeWine said, according to the Associated Press.DeWine's decision came after Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R) warned the state Democratic Party on Tuesday that Biden will not...
  • Trump-Backed Candidate Wins House Special Election in California, Adding to GOP's Majority

    05/23/2024 8:15:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 22, 2024 | George C. Upper III
    California Assemblyman Vince Fong appears to have handily won California’s special election yesterday, bringing the Republican Party’s slim majority in the House up to five. With 87 percent of the votes in, The New York Times had Fong up over opponent and fellow Republican Mike Boudreaux 60.2 to 39.8, making it essentially impossible for Boudreaux to win unless something happens to change that math. Fong won the special election to replace former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who resigned at the end of 2023 after being ousted from the speakership and endorsed Fong in the race. ... Fong had also been...
  • NEW: Biden Is Off the Ohio General Election Ballot After State Legislature Tells Him to Pound Sand

    05/22/2024 4:15:07 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 59 replies
    Red State ^ | May 22, 2024 | Bonchie
    As things stand, Joe Biden will not be on Ohio's general election ballot in November, setting up potentially disastrous down-ballot consequences for Democrats. For months, the president and his party have been pushing the legislature to pass a "fix" that would allow him to make the state deadline in early August. On Wednesday, the Republican-led legislature justifiably told him to pound sand. The fix won’t happen through the legislature, said Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, R-Kitts Hill, and Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington, during separate gaggles Tuesday morning. “There’s just not the will to do that from...
  • Why is New York, the Blackout Capital of America, Sneering at Texas?

    02/25/2021 7:06:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 25, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    “Texas is paying the price. I hope they learned a lesson,” Senator Schumer said. “Texas thought it could go it alone,” Senator Schumer declared on the Lower East Side. “Now Texas is paying the price. I hope they learned a lesson." But Democrats never learn their lesson. And they’re never expected to learn. In 2003, New York City’s power went out because of a mistake by an operator in Ohio as part of the second biggest blackout in history which took down the grid in eight states and in Canada. Texas’ decision to go it alone was a whole lot...
  • Ohio Sex Worker Had More Than 200 Clients While Knowing She Was HIV-Positive: ‘Risky Business’

    05/19/2024 8:32:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 19, 2024 | Alex Oliveira
    An Ohio sex worker allegedly had contact with more than 200 clients despite knowing she was HIV-positive — and state officials are now warning anybody who engaged in “risky business” with her to come forward and get tested. Linda Leccesse, 30, had contact with at least 211 clients from multiple states in the two years since Jan. 1 2022, which is around when she took an HIV test and learned she was positive for the potentially deadly virus, authorities said. Leccesse solicited most of those clients on Market Street in Marietta — a small city in southeast Ohio on the...
  • Ohio Moves To Clean Voter Rolls After Finding 137 Foreigners Registered To Vote

    05/15/2024 8:57:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/15/2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    Ohio is launching additional measures to ensure foreign nationals aren’t voting in elections, the state’s leading election official announced Tuesday.According to an office press release, LaRose, a Republican, issued a directive to the state’s 88 county boards of elections “initiating a confirmation and removal process of non-citizens from the state’s voter registration rolls.” LaRose’s office will also be taking further steps to “conduct an annual review of the statewide voter registration database to identify persons who appear not to be United States citizens,” as required by state law. “It is my duty under the law to uphold the constitution, and...
  • Ohio Pleads With Biden Admin to Take Action After Finding 'Non-Citizens' on State Voter Rolls

    05/15/2024 4:00:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 15, 2024 | Sarah Arnold
    Ohio is taking action to secure the integrity of elections ahead of the contentious 2024 presidential election. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is urging the Biden Administration to grant access to federal citizenship information after removing “non-citizens” from the state voter rolls. During a review of voting registrations, LaRose announced that 137 non-citizens were registered to vote despite not being U.S. citizens. Following the discovery, LaRose instructed all 88 of Ohio’s county boards of elections to sift through their voter rolls for illegal immigrants. “These individuals will receive at least two written notices from the Secretary of State’s office...
  • VEEP Stakes: Vance challenges Scott for top spot on Trump shortlist

    05/15/2024 6:45:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 56 replies
    The HIll ^ | 05/15/24 6:00 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. JD Vance’s (R-Ohio) surprise appearance at a Manhattan courthouse to support former President Trump, and his qualified answer about supporting the results of the 2024 election, show he’s challenging Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) as the Senate front-runner to be Trump’s running mate in the fall. GOP senators and strategists say it’s hard to predict whom Trump will choose, but they say Scott and Vance are viewed as the two most likely choices within the Senate GOP conference. Vance and Scott are stepping up their efforts to grab Trump’s attention by staying close to his orbit and showing off their...
  • Ali Hamsa Yusuf, Amazon security guard almost killed colleague, Columbus officer

    05/14/2024 6:47:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies ^ | May 13, 2024 | Shahid Meighan, Bethany Bruner
    A security guard at the Amazon warehouse facility in West Jefferson — whom police say shot twice at close range at his supervisor and missed and later shot a Columbus police officer's bulletproof vest before he was fatally shot by law enforcement — was not supposed to have a gun on duty, police said at a press conference Monday. Ali Hamsa Yusuf, 22, was fatally shot by law enforcement after he shot a Columbus police officer during a confrontation with law enforcement at Georgesville and Clime North roads on Columbus' West Side. That shooting and another one Saturday evening in...
  • Can’t Move ‘Em? Paint Over ‘Em: Contractor Has Zero Patience For Campus Protests

    05/12/2024 11:19:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 8, 2024 | Virginia Kruta
    Anti-Israel protesters at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, tried to stand guard over a wall they had vandalized, and when they refused to stand down, the contractor hired to repaint the wall simply painted over them. The wall had been covered with red handprints and what CWRU President Eric Kaler referred to in a letter as “threatening, intimidating and antisemitic” language. Another wall was also painted by protesters, Kaler noted, saying that the language on that wall was “less threatening but still intimidating to some in our community.” In that same letter, he announced the university’s plans...
  • Ex-Columbus vice officer sentenced to 11 years in prison for kidnapping sex workers

    05/10/2024 4:21:05 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 5 replies
    WBNS ^ | May 9, 2024 | staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former Columbus police vice detective who pleaded guilty to kidnapping sex workers under the guise of an arrest was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday. Andrew Mitchell, 60, of Sunbury, will receive credit for the roughly five years he has been in custody since his arrest in April 2019, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. He had pleaded guilty in December to two counts of depriving individuals of their civil rights while acting under color of law and one count of obstructing justice. Mitchell spent more than 30 years...
  • Biden Suffers Major Setback in Gaining Access to Ohio's General Election Ballot

    05/09/2024 9:19:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/09/2024 | Matt Margolis
    According to a new report, Ohio lawmakers ended their session on Wednesday without reaching a consensus on a proposal to include President Joe Biden on the state's general election ballot. The Republican-controlled House and Senate need to find a solution by May 9; otherwise, Biden may not appear on the ballot in November. Unlike leftist efforts to boot Trump from state ballots nationwide, this issue comes down entirely to the enforcement of a legitimate law on the books. This issue revolves around the deadline for political parties to nominate their presidential candidates. Per Ohio law, this deadline falls 90 days...
  • Ohio attorney general warns student protesters in masks could face felony charges under anti-KKK law

    05/09/2024 5:26:58 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | May 9, 2024 | Julie Carr Smyth/Associated Press
    Ohio’s top lawyer has advised the state’s public universities that a law written to deter Ku Klux Klan demonstrations could be used to impose felony charges on students who wear face coverings while protesting the war in Gaza. In a letter sent Monday, after weeks of pro-Palestinian campus protests around the country, Republican Attorney General Dave Yost advised the presidents of Ohio’s 34 public, four-year universities – which his office represents – to forewarn students about the 1953 law. “In our society, there are few more significant career-wreckers than a felony charge,” the letter said. “I write to you today...
  • Ohio Senate candidate Moreno cites birthrate in favor of pro-family economics

    05/08/2024 9:49:52 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2024 | Zachary Halaschak
    EXCLUSIVE — Ohio Senate hopeful Bernie Moreno said he will push for pro-family economic policies should he make it to Capitol Hill, citing declining birthrates in the United States. Moreno, a 57-year-old car dealership owner, is hoping to unseat incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in Ohio’s competitive Senate race. The race is listed by the Cook Political Report as a toss-up, meaning it is a crucial race for Republicans hoping to retake the Senate in November. During an interview this week with the Washington Examiner, Moreno painted himself as a pro-family Republican eager to get to Washington, D.C., and push...
  • What scammer said after sending Uber driver on deadly order

    05/01/2024 2:53:41 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 5 replies
    WFLA ^ | April 24, 2024 | Mark Feuerborn
    Primary Menu News Tampa Hoy Video Weather 8 On Your Side More Search Search Advertisement: 0:29 NATIONAL What scammer said after sending Uber driver on deadly order by: Mark Feuerborn Posted: Apr 24, 2024 / 11:41 AM EDT Updated: Apr 24, 2024 / 11:41 AM EDT SHARE SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (WCMH) — Deputies in Clark County recorded conversations with a scammer they said unintentionally orchestrated a deadly shooting with an Uber order and phone calls. The scammer had been calling 81-year-old William Brock on March 25, telling him that one of his relatives was in jail and demanding money, according...
  • Law enforcement breaks up pro-Palestine encampment on Ohio State's campus

    04/25/2024 11:33:00 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 25 replies
    Fox 28 Columbus ^ | April 25, 2024 | WSYX Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — UPDATE: Law enforcement moved in around 10 p.m. to disburse the encampment. Protesters said people were praying in tents as officers moved in to rip them open. Officers pushed the group off of the lawn until the protest broke up.
  • What we know about the shooting of an Uber driver in Ohio and the scam surrounding it

    04/21/2024 9:04:44 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 10 replies
    AP ^ | April 19, 2024 | Ben Finley
    It was a common scam that ended with an uncommon outcome, tragically in an Ohio driveway. William J. Brock fatally shot an Uber driver because he wrongly assumed she was part of a scheme to extract $12,000 in supposed bond money for a relative, authorities said this week. Lo-Letha Hall was a victim of the same con, summoned by the grifters to Brock’s house to retrieve a purported package for delivery. Brock later told investigators he believed Hall arrived to get the money the scammers wanted. He is now facing murder charges, to which he’s pleaded not guilty. Hall’s family...
  • State official rejects Dems' illegal plan to sneak Biden's name on 2024 ballot (Ohio)

    04/18/2024 2:35:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 4-17-24 | Bob Unruh
    A state official in Ohio has rejected Democrats' illegal plan to sneak Joe Biden's name onto the 2024 presidential ballot. A lawyer for the leftist party had wanted the state of accept a "provisional" certification of Biden, and Kamala Harris, as candidates, but Attorney General Dave Yost's office found the move "simply is not provided for by law." "Instead, the law mandates the Democratic Party to actually certify its president and vice-president candidates on or before August 7, 2024. No alternative process is permitted," the statement said. The problem is that Democrats, focused for the last few years on trying...
  • Venezuelan Illegal Tries to Rob Ohio Bank, Fails After Struggling With Translator App

    04/12/2024 3:55:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | April 12, 2024 | Ben Kew
    A suspected illegal immigrant from Venezuela tried his luck at robbing a bank in Ohio this week, although the heist went awry after he was unable to communicate what he wanted. Fox 8 reports that police arrested 20-year-old Yeixon Brito-Gonzalez and suspect that he is in the country illegally. Customs and Border Patrol have put a hold on him. “We have no way to tell if he is here legally or not,” said Sandusky Police Chief Jared Oliver. “But he has no proof of identification.” The failed heist took place on April 6th at around 11:30 a.m., when bank clerks...