Ohio Senate Exploring Repeal Of Election Law

The Ohio Statehouse(Photo: State of Ohio)
The Ohio Statehouse(Photo: State of Ohio)

The Ohio Senate leader says some in his Republican caucus have been reviewing for weeks the idea of repealing a new elections law in the presidential battleground state that trims early voting days and makes other changes.

The law has been on hold until voters can decide in November whether it should be kept or scrapped.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted told election officials Wednesday that he believes the GOP-led Legislature should repeal the measure and write a new bill after this year’s presidential election.

Senate President Tom Niehaus  said his members had reached out to Husted about the idea as recently as Monday but had not received a response.

Niehaus spoke Thursday at a legislative preview session for journalists organized by The Associated Press.