A federal district judge has delivered a legal victory to Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party's gubernatorial candidate from the fall 2014 ballot.
The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.
The Republican operative whose petition challenge resulted in Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl being disqualified from the November ballot says he received help from Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign, but came up with the idea on his own.
Libertarian candidates filed to run for the five statewide executive offices this year – but two had enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. And protests have been filed against both of them that could get them tossed off the ballot entirely.