Ohio Tea Party: Epic Fail In Getting Signatures To Put Admendment To "Overturn Health Care Reform" On Ballot

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While nationally, a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll finds that a plurality of Americans are rejecting Republican calls to repeal all or part of the new health care reform law. Forty two percent said they would like the bill left alone, and repeal none of its provisions, while thirty percent said they would like to ax the health insurance mandate.

These numbers fit with a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey showing that voters "would be more likely to vote for a congressional candidate willing to give the law a chance to work and make changes as needed" than "one who would repeal it entirely and start over" by a 55-42 margin.

The Ohio Tea Party is flopping big time in their effort to get a constitutional amendment in response to the federal health-care overhaul on the ballot in Ohio this November.

The Columbus Dispatch reports:

The Ohio Liberty Council, an umbrella organization of groups affiliated with the Tea Party movement, is seeking a constitutional amendment in response to the federal health-care overhaul approved this year.

But supporters have collected only about 15,000 signatures, with perhaps an additional 60,000 not yet turned in, said Chris Littleton, the council’s co-founder.

About two weeks ago, supporters started recruiting what they hope will be 2,000 "Ohio freedom fighters" to collect 300 signatures each.

"We are way behind," the council said on its website. "We have no money. Our original strategy isn’t working. It appears we will not capture the required signatures before the end of June."

The Peoples Constitution Coalition of Ohio petitions for an "Ohio Sovereignty Amendment" is apparently failing even worse in it’s effort to gether signatures to get on the ballot.


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