Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced earlier Monday that the state would support a lawsuit to delay voting. “We can’t tell people it’s in their best interest to stay home and at the same time tell people to go vote,” DeWine said at a news conference. But Judge Richard Frye ruled later that evening that it was too late to move back the primary.
Frye also took issue with the state’s claim that moving the election to June would alleviate voters’ health concerns, saying there’s no medical evidence the pandemic will have disappeared by then.