The Rundown

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses election lawsuit

By: - March 31, 2020 4:08 pm

A polling location at a church near Hilliard sits empty on Tuesday with no indication the election was postponed. Photo by Tyler Buchanan.

The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s decision to postpone the March primary elections. 

Given the General Assembly passed a bill last week revoking LaRose’s order and establishing a mail-in election with an April 28 deadline, the court deemed the matter moot. 

The state Democratic Party originally filed the lawsuit, but sought dismissal after the legislature acted, effectively granting its wishes. The state Libertarian Party, who joined the lawsuit as intervenors, carried forward with the lawsuit, seeking to hold elections in May. 

Separate legal action challenging the election the legislature established continues in federal court. 

The court’s dismissal is available here.

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Jake Zuckerman
Jake Zuckerman

Jake Zuckerman is a statehouse reporter. He spent three years chronicling the West Virginia Legislature for The Charleston Gazette-Mail after covering cops and courts for The Northern Virginia Daily.