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Election case against trustee over, Husted sides with GOP

Jan 13, 2019 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

In what is likely one of his last acts as Ohio Secretary of State, Lt. Gov.-elect Republican Jon Husted ended a stalemate in the election wrongdoing case involving Anderson Township Trustee Andrew Pappas.

Husted sided with Republicans on the Hamilton County Board of Elections who, in October, voted not to have Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters investigate the signatures gathered by Pappas on petitions opposing a proposed county sales tax. Democrats on the board voted for a referral.

Because the board was split 2-2, the decision of referral rested with Husted. With his letter, dated Jan. 4, Husted broke the ...