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Democracy Prevails as Ohioans Defeat Issue 1

August 9, 2023
Michael J. Skindell News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) yesterday praised the citizens of Ohio for their overwhelming support in defeating Issue 1 during the August 8th Special Election.

“From every corner of the state, Ohioans' voices were heard loud and clear,” said Rep. Skindell. “This election was a testament to the fact that Ohioans are paying close attention and will not stand aside and let their rights be stripped away by an out-of-touch, gerrymandered legislature.”

The defeat of Issue 1 is a significant victory for safeguarding Ohio’s democratic process while respecting the diverse opinions of its citizens. It ensures that future constitutional changes will reflect the majority’s will and uphold the principle of “one person, one vote.”

House Democrats will continue to put people first and uphold the democratic values that make Ohio a beacon of freedom, dignity, and opportunity.