The 2020 Ohio Presidential Primary Has Been Scheduled for ... St. Patrick's Day

Rowdy masses at the polls decked out in green! Vomit on the ballots! Bagpipes everywhere! Extremely low voter turnout!

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Rowdy masses at the polls decked out in green! Vomit on the ballots! Bagpipes everywhere! Extremely low voter turnout!

All are possible eventualities if the 2020 presidential primary election is held — as it's currently scheduled to be held — on St. Patrick's Day: March 17, 2020.

Republicans, who set the date, are shrugging their shoulders and encouraging those who plan to partake in holiday festivities to avail themselves of Ohio's early voting laws — "some of the best in the country."

The date, which was incorporated into an omnibus amendment to the state budget, flew under the radar, according to cleveland.com. And convincing Republicans to change it now will be "tough."

If voting really will be harder than it would be on a normal workday because of all the green beer and partying, Ohio has no-excuse early voting, so folks can show up at the Board of Elections early to cast their vote.

And while we're on the subject of the primaries, you can watch the second batch of Democratic presidential candidates in action tonight for "Democratic Debates: The Squeakquel" on NBC.

A version of this story first appeared at clevescene.com.


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