November 4, 2020 •
Ohio Republicans Maintain Supermajority and Reelect Householder
Ohio Republicans maintained a supermajority in the state Senate and House of Representatives in yesterday’s election.
Most notably, Rep. Larry Householder was reelected after being removed from his leadership post as House speaker.
This came following his arrest and indictment earlier this year in connection with a $60 million federal racketeering case related to House Bill 6.
Householder was the only name on the ballot and was endorsed by the local Republican party.
Republican colleagues in the House considered removing him from the chamber earlier this fall.
However, if they had done so before his reelection they would not be able to remove him again, as a lawmaker cannot be expelled twice.
The only option now is to wait until the legislative session begins in January to consider expulsion or impeachment.
Householder would be automatically removed from office if he is convicted of conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Ohio law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony or bribery charges from holding public office.
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