A federal court has now set the second primary for Ohio on August 2nd, 2022. This election will include state legislative candidates (State House and State Senate) as well as State Central Committee members. Between what the state has already provided for funds to county Boards of Elections and what will likely be needed for the second primary, the total price tag to Ohio taxpayers will be in the neighborhood of $30 Million. This is a complete waste of taxpayers dollars thanks to the republican party who calls itself the party of fiscal responsibility.
There has been a change in who the GOP players are now sitting on the Ohio Redistricting Commission. Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp and Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman have resigned from the commission. They have been replaced by state Representative Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Twp) as commission co-chair and state Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon). Little else has changed.