Marc Elias Files Lawsuit Challenging New Voter ID Law in Ohio

On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 458 into law, requiring voter ID for elections. Ohio’s Secretary of State’s Office released information regarding what kinds of documents would be deemed acceptable for verification in order to register and cast a ballot.

Mike DeWine
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Governor DeWine made a statement about the law, saying,

“Elections integrity is a significant concern to Americans on both sides of the aisle across the country. At the same time, I have long believed that Ohio does a good of administering elections, as we have provided ample opportunities to cast votes while avoiding the problems we have seen in recent federal elections in other states.”

The ACLU of Ohio has been opposed to the new law, citing voter suppression. Election-focused attorney and founder of Democracy Docket, Marc Elias has filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging the new voter ID law. Among the plaintiffs in the case is the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans. A similar group in Arizona, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans, was a plaintiff in a ballot box observer lawsuit, that was lost by Elias’ law firm during November’s general election. 



This is a developing story. 


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