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Attorney General Yost to address harassment and intimidation in state's petition process

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 11:21:29-04

TWINSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is holding a news conference on Monday in Twinsburg.

He is expected to address recent reports of harassment and intimidation in the state's petition process.

The news conference is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. Watch it live below:

According to the Columbus Dispatch, a man who was petitioning signatures for the House Bill 6 repeal referendum was assaulted.

People who have been petitioning against HB 6 have circulated TV ads and mailing warning of China's involvement in the bill.

Ohioans for Energy Security is the group behind the ads that are an offshoot of last year's fight over House Bill 6, or the so-called Nuclear Bailout Bill. The measure generates around $200 million a year through a fee on Ohioans monthly electric bills to the benefit of FirstEnergy Solutions two nuclear power plants in Perry, Davis-Besse.

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