GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine casted their votes early on Wednesday.
DeWine and the First Lady voted at the Greene County Board of Elections around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11. He spoke briefly afterward on how he voted.
DeWine told 2 NEWS that he voted ‘no’ on both Issue 1 and Issue 2, adding that both are too extreme for Ohio.
He also said that Ohio voters should especially consider Issue 1 and its language, saying it’s a radical move for the state.
“I believe there’s a middle ground that we can find. But this is not a middle ground,” DeWine said. “This is not a middle ground at all. This is just a very radical proposal. It would make us in Ohio have some of the most, you know, pro-abortion laws in the nation.”
But local members of the Greene County Democratic Party who were also out on Wednesday morning refute the Governor’s claims, saying an amendment is the only way.
“It would not rely on our super majority Republican state House. It’s a one party state. And unfortunately, Democrats have little influence to be able to drive legislation,” Kim McCarthy, Chair of the GCDP, said. “So unless a whole bunch of male Republicans in the state House change their mind and decide that women should have the same rights as them, then I don’t see any legislation coming out of the state House.”
Wednesday marks the first day of early voting, with just 27 days until Election Day on Nov. 7.