Thursday, September 01, 2005
Everything is looking good for the RON amendments:
As of Wednesday, Blackwell's office had received reports from 85 of Ohio's 88 county boards of election with a total of 341,518 valid signatures from registered voters. That's more than the 322,899 - 10 percent of the votes cast in the last governor's race - needed to qualify for the ballot.
. . . petitions include signatures equal to 5 percent of the gubernatorial vote in at least 44 of Ohio's 88 counties. That threshold was met in more than 60 counties, according to unofficial totals.
Blackwell could certify the issues as early as today, said Carlo LoParo, spokesman for Blackwell.