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Lucas County Republicans sue Husted in court

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 The Lucas County Republican Party is putting pressure on the secretary of state to fill the open positions on the board of elections.

The party's executive committee has filed what's called a *writ of mandamus* with the Ohio supreme court.

Party leaders want the justices to force Jon Husted to seat Kelly Bensman and Ben Roberts as the two new Republicans on the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Party chairman, Jon Stainbrook says, "This was simply to ask the secretary of state to finally do your job and seat the two people the executive committee, the leadership of the party would like to sit on the board of elections."

Husted rejected the Bensman and Rroberts nominations because he says they are incompetent and too closely aligned with Stainbrook.

No word on when the supreme court may act on this move by the local party.



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