Senate District 17
Bob Peterson
Peterson Votes for Resolution Denouncing Attempt to Federalize Elections
June 23, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) today voted for the rights of states to run their own elections.

On the floor of the Ohio Senate, Senator Peterson voted for House Concurrent Resolution 5, that denounced an attempt by democrats in control of the United States Congress to pass HR 1.

Fortunately, the United States Senate failed to meet the required votes to pass the resolution that would’ve contradicted the constitutional standard of elections being run by the states.

“Time and time again, we see a troubling attempt by the far left to federalize elections. We must never forget the wisdom and brilliance of the founding fathers who established this great country as a Republic of States,” said Senator Peterson.

“Ohio is home to nearly a month of early voting, and is a shining example of voting rights and election integrity nationwide," added Peterson. "Partisan politics and power grabs at the federal level should never dictate policy here at home in Ohio.”

For more information on House Concurrent Resolution 5, click here.
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