[Ed. – Can you say “meme planting”? Give me an economy-size break. There’s zero reason to make this extraordinarily shabby implication about the GOP nominating process. Tacky, tacky, tacky, ABC.]
If Republican presidential hopefuls are planning eleventh-hour wooing of delegates on the convention floor in Cleveland this July, they’d better be careful — they might be breaking the law in the state of Ohio.
When the mayor of a small Cincinnati suburb threatened to have a mayor-appointed magistrate sentence a resident to the maximum jail time unless she and her housemates voted for his 1991 re-election bid, he was convicted under an obscure state law on bribery in elections. …
And most recently, the Ohio GOP tried to use the law in 2012, filing a unsuccessful complaint with the county elections board when the Obama campaign gave free pizza to college students, according to a Columbus Dispatch article from the time.
But this July, when delegates and candidates descend on Cleveland for the Republican convention, that little-known, rarely-used 142-year-old law passed on the cusp of another national convention in Ohio may come front and center during last-minute deal-making that could decide the Republican nominee.