- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio lawmaker who has opposed presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s candidacy has resigned her spot as a delegate to next month’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Shannon Jones tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (https://cin.ci/1Ul657g) she’s not going to participate in the process. The Republican state senator is running unopposed for a Warren County commissioner seat.

Jones was bound to cast her convention vote for Gov. John Kasich, who won the state’s presidential primary. Jones says she supported Kasich, who has since suspended his campaign.

She says she’s opting not to cast a “symbolic” vote and doesn’t plan on voting for either Trump or presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the fall.

The state Republican party is working with Kasich to appoint an alternate for Jones’ spot.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, https://www.enquirer.com

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