LetOhioVote.org Gets Their Day in Court- September 2!
From The Dispatch’s Daily Briefing:
Gov. Ted Strickland’s plan for slot machines at racetracks will get its day in court early next month.
The Ohio Supreme Court today scheduled for Sept. 2 arguments in a case pitting a group of conservatives against the Democratic governor’s plan to launch video slot machines next May without a public vote.
The group, LetOhioVote.org, claims that Strickland lacks the authority to order the Ohio Lottery to install 2,500 video slot machines at each of the state’s seven racetracks without an election on the matter. LetOhioVote.org is angling for a vote in November 2010.
There is no doubt that the courts will run in favor of LetOhioVote, as slot machines are not lottery machines. And while the spineless twerps in the Ohio Senate Majority added to the budget legislation which was an attempt to strip away your right to vote on gambling. I think just by the courts agreeing to hear the case are saying that the state is in the wrong.
Hopefully, even the staunchest supporters of gambling agree with me that Gov. Strickland, by balancing the budget on VLTs, is a sign of how pathetic of a leader he is. The Senate Majority is content with helping Strickland avoid making tough decisions and ignore the will of Ohio voters, while LetOhioVote will turn the question of gambling to voters and will likely force legislators to make the tough decisions that will help Ohio avoid a MASSIVE tax increase in 2011.
If the Ohio Republican Party had their act together, there would be no need for LetOhioVote.org.