That’s good news—as far as it goes.
Now let’s see what happens on Election Day, when HB 194 may “survive” the effort to repeal it, whether the majority votes for it or not.
By Brad Friedman on 12/9/2011 2:58pm
It’s Official! OH’s GOP Voter Suppression Law Now On Hold, Will Face Referendum on 2012 Ballot
Congrats to all voters of Ohio for successfully pushing back against the GOP’s efforts to keep you from voting in next year’s Presidential election! It’s another win for democracy, and another loss for the Buckeye State’s Republican Gov. John Kasich (following on the recent landslide loss of his anti-union bill at the polls last month.)
Today, Secretary of State John Husted (R), officially certified that opponents of HB194 — the anti-voting bill that would have shortened early voting hours and imposed other big government restrictions on the exercise of the franchise in Ohio — were successful in their effort to place the law on the ballot for a voter referendum in 2012. Thus, the act, passed by the GOP legislature and signed by Kasich earlier this year, is officially suspended for now.