An Obscure Ohio State Law Could Shake Up the Republican Convention

An Obscure Ohio State Law Could Shake Up the Republican ConventionIf Republican presidential hopefuls are planning eleventh-hour wooing of delegates on the convention floor in Cleveland this July, they’d better be careful — they might be breaking the law in the state of Ohio. After a northeastern Ohio city judge candidate put a $1-off car wash coupon on the back of his campaign fliers, his opponent took a bribery complaint under the same rule all the way to the state’s highest court in 1982. And most recently, the Ohio GOP tried to use the law in 2012, filing a unsuccessful complaint with the county elections board when the Obama campaign gave free pizza to college students, according to a Columbus Dispatch article from the time.

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