Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Live from Board of Elections: Challenge to East Cleveland mayor facing legal obstacles,
At this stage it appears there are two problems with Mr. Silvera’s challenge to Mayor Norton. First, East Cleveland’s mayoral primary is partisan. Ohio law provides that only a member of the candidate’s own party may legitimately challenge that candidate’s place on the ballot. Secondly, the county prosecutor has issued an opinion that supports this position. Additionally, it appears that Mayor Norton has filed his delinquent reports.