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The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The Federal Elections Commission has only three of its six seats filled, so with the 2020 presidential election ahead, it can’t go forward with full investigations or levy fines for campaign finance violations.

Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, who led Ohio’s Supreme Court for nearly a quarter of a century, was the nation’s longest-serving active state chief justice when he passed away last week. Remembering Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger and The Columbus Dispatch senior editor Joe Hallett. In a controversial decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S.