Ohio MJ Press in Risk Charge to Signature Shortfall

By on July 21, 2015

July 20, 2015

ResponsibleOhio, the questionable project to legalize medical and leisure marijuana this year in Ohio, failed to collect adequate certifying signatures to make the November tally.

The group now has 10 days to collect another 29,509 valid trademarks of registered voters otherwise its legalization proposal will fizzle.

NaderAd1 2 Ohio MJ Push in Jeopardy Due to Signature ShortfallResponsibleOhio gathered nearly 700,000 trademarks and required only 305,591 making the tally, giving it a huge buffer. But it wasn’t enough: The Ohio Secretary of State’s workplace on Monday announced that just around 276,000 trademarks the project turned in stood.

Campaign spokeswoman Faith Oltman stated the majority of the signatures that were disqualified likely came from voters who either aren’t registered or are signed up at various addresses than they listed on the project’s petitions.

ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James stated in a statement that his group of 200 staffers will certainly be “working diligently” to obtain the continuing to be number in order to make the 2015 ballot.

The statement also recommended that the campaign’s records don’t jibe with the Secretary of State’s findings. Project organizers said around 40,000 signatures “remain unaccounted for.”

James said the project will certainly take the problem to the State Supreme Court to request a ruling on the inconsistency but will certainly continue gathering signatures in the meantime.

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