Sara Kilpatrick

The Ballot Battleground

On the night of November 8, 2011, Ohio governor John Kasich stepped before reporters to admit that the centerpiece legislation of his administration, Senate Bill 5, had been heavily defeated in a referendum by Ohio voters.

“It’s clear the people have spoken,” Kasich said. “I heard their voices. I understand their decision. And frankly, I respect what the people have to say in an effort like this. And as a result of that, it requires me to take a deep breath and to spend some time to reflect on what happened here.”

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