Joe Blystone’s just filed, annual campaign finance report is an almost indescribable mess. In fact, it is worse than the last one. First, it was filed over two hours late. Then, there are anonymous donors. There are donors with just first names. There are donors with first and last names but no addresses. Then, best of all he is now reporting his “cash contributions” based upon the location of the event. For example, Knox County then a flat dollar amount for an event. No addresses. No names of contributors. Nothing but a location.
It is long past time for the Ohio Secretary of State’s campaign finance division to step in and audit these reports. There is no excuse for a candidate for Governor to be able to get away with all of these obvious campaign finance violations. Thank you.