Maras Can Run

A conservative podcaster who embraces former President Donald Trump’s discredited claims of a stolen 2020 election…is eligible to run for Ohio secretary of state this fall, the state’s high court made the ruling. Tore Maras, who calls President, Biden “resident not president” and embraces aspects of the QAnon conspiracy in her “Tore Says” podcast, will appear on ballots as an independent. She faces Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Democratic challenger Chelsea Clark. The Ohio Supreme Court split 4-2 in its ruling, with Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, a Republican, joining the court’s three Democrats, Justices Pat DeWine and Pat Fischer dissenting and Justice Sharon Kennedy not participating. The decision marks the latest twist in Maras’ rollercoaster bid to seek the office overseeing Ohio elections.

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