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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose speaks about the need to delay Ohio's primary election on Monday, March 16.
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose speaks about the need to delay Ohio's primary election on Monday, March 16.

Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton ordered polling locations closed late Monday as a health emergency, hours before voting in Ohio’s primary was set to begin.

Acton’s order offered clarity after hours of uncertainty as to whether the primary could continue, after Gov. Mike DeWine urged voting be postponed to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the power of pandemics past and present to impede U.S. elections.

Guests:

  • Andy Chow, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau reporter
  • Ned Foley, professor of election and constitutional law, The Ohio State University

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a coronavirus (COVID-19) public hotline, reachable seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or they can visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
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