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Irony Alert: Nina Turner is breaking election laws in her bid to be Ohio’s election chief

The ticket that the Ohio Democrats seem to be putting together for 2014 is turning out to be quite a joke.

First, they’ve got Ed Fitsjerald running for governor, obviously their last choice as a candidate, drawing embarrassingly small crowds at his announcements earlier this month. Worse than that, he is over-inflating his resume and has the stench of Cuyahoga County corruption following him wherever he goes.

Next, we have State Senator Nina Turner who appears to be running to unseat Jon Husted.

We told you earlier how Nina Turner is funding a website encouraging Nina Turner to run for Secretary of State. Yes, you read that right.

Nina Turner

Nina Turner

As comical as her goofy website is, what’s not funny is that she is breaking election laws in her campaign.

Turner has been sending out emails promoting herself as a candidate for SOS. But she’s using her State Senate campaign email to do so. She isn’t allowed to use that campaign to promote herself for any other office, unless she files the right paperwork with the state.

According to the Secretary of State, Nina Turner has not filed any paperwork whatsoever. I guess her website hasn’t convinced her yet! But by using her Senate campaign email to promote herself for a different office, she’s breaking election law.

What’s more serious is that her emails also don’t include a disclaimer at the bottom that states who is paying for the email. She is required to divulge this information along with a contact and address for the campaign. Nina doesn’t do that. Check out the screenshot of her latest email below.


Remember, the Secretary of State oversees Ohio’s electoral system. Is it too much to ask that she demonstrate some knowledge and respect for the most basic of election laws?

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