Rick Rouan of The Columbus Dispatch –
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he is worried that President Donald Trump will use the delay of Ohio’s primary election Tuesday as precedent for moving the general election in November.
Late Monday night, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton ordered the polls closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Secretary of State Frank LaRose sent a directive to county boards of elections telling them to comply with Acton’s order, extend absentee voting and to prepare for in-person voting June 2 instead.
The decision, made less than nine hours before polls were to open Tuesday by Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration and LaRose, is now the subject of several lawsuits.
“My concern is that in the age of Trump that other governors might think, or that the president might ask, for a delay in the November election based on something, perhaps this, perhaps something else,” Brown said during a conference call with reporters Wednesday.