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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending January 14, 2022

Halting the Federal Election Takeover

This week, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose continued his opposition to efforts by the White House and Senate Democrats to force legislation usurping the authority of the states to administer their own elections.

“The President claims voter suppression when 2020 saw the highest voter turnout in 120 years. Here in our state, more Ohioans voted than ever before. According to Pew polling, 94% of Americans say it’s easy to vote. This is not about voting rights — it’s a partisan power grab.”

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Secretary LaRose responds to President Biden’s Tuesday press conference in Georgia

The Secretary also responded to recent effort to by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to dismantle long-standing Senate rules to force through this faulty bill without proper due process.

“Changing the rules of a game so you have a better chance at winning is what my daughters try to do when they’re losing Candyland. It’s not what responsible leaders do when their agenda is failing.”

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Secretary LaRose speaks to Spectrum News regarding his opposition to federalizing elections

Supporting Job Creators Through Collaboration

Job creators are best supported when elected officials listen and find collaborative solutions. This week Secretary LaRose sat down with business leaders and local officials in Canal Winchester to discuss eliminating unnecessary, burdensome hurdles for small business, lifting harmful federal mandates, and creating a community of entrepreneurship and ideas to help strengthen the local economy.

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Secretary LaRose speaks with local leaders and job creators during a business roundtable in Canal Winchester

Secretary of State Interns Explore Public Policy

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office welcomed several interns this week. These students attending colleges throughout Ohio began an exploration in public policy working in several areas including elections, information technology and public relations.


Left to Right: Kaitlyn Richard, George Martin, Lia Joseph, Liam Nelligan

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The Center Square: Ohio’s LaRose calls federal election law changes a power grab

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called Democrats’ push to change voting laws at the federal level a partisan power grab, and he pointed to the highest voter turnout in more than a century as proof.

LaRose took to Twitter on Tuesday, challenging President Joe Biden, who delivered a speech in Atlanta and vowed to fight voter suppression and called on Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

Read more here.

ironton Tribune.pngThe Ironton Tribune: LaRose releases results of county post-election audits

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s county boards of elections have finalized their post-election audit of the 2021 general election.

In counties that utilized a percentage-based audit, the results show a 99.9 percent accuracy rate, Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose’s office.

Upon taking office, LaRose directed all county boards of elections to conduct a post-election audit after each and every election. Doing so ensures elections are secure, boosts voter confidence in the results, and holds each board accountable for the integrity and accuracy of the election, his office said.

Read more here.

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