Casino Opponents File Suit in Ohio Supreme Court

Casino Opponents File Suit in Ohio Supreme Court

MTR Gaming Group, owner of the Scioto Downs racetrack near Columbus, filed suit in the Supreme Court of Ohio, questioning the validity of signatures appearing on the petition to get the proposal to build four Ohio casinos on the November ballot. After many signatures were disqualified by Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, 452,956 signatures remain. 402,275 valid signatures are required to certify the issue for the ballot. The suit filed by MTR alleges that signatures were obtained under false pretenses, and that some were collected by a convicted felon, by people listing false addresses, and by several people using the same name. The Ohio Supreme Court has charted an ambitious timeline in order to resolve the dispute by late summer, in time to get the issue on the November ballot. 

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