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LaRose says May 3 primary ballot won't include House, Senate races

Karen Kasler

Ohio's Secretary of State said the Ohio Supreme Court ruling throwing out the latest House and Senate districts maps means those races cannot be on the May 3 primary.

Frank LaRose’s wrote a letter to the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate and Gov. Mike DeWine where called “a cascading series of delays beyond our control” such as late census data, opponent lawsuit and out-of-state special interests.

The Republican LaRose, along with fellow Republicans DeWine, Senate President Matt Huffman and House Speaker Bob Cupp, voted for all three sets of legislative maps that the Ohio Supreme Court said were illegally gerrymandered to favor Republicans.

The Ohio Supreme Court throw out House and Senate maps for the third time because they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

While LaRose said the legislature must come up with a new date for the legislative races, the other statewide races will go forward on May 3.

As of now, Ohio's Congressional primary races will appear on the May ballot. However the new Congressional map is still being reviewed by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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