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Friday, September 13, 2019

Newest Pro-HB6 Ad Falsely Says China is Buying Ohio Power Plants

Posted By on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 1:24 PM

The pro-HB6 group pounding the airwaves and mailboxes of Ohioans with inflammatory and brazenly misleading ads claiming the Chinese are coming for and invading Ohio's power grid has doubled down in its newest spot.

“Now because of deregulation, foreign entities including China are pouring into Ohio buying power plants and infiltrating our power grid,” the 30-second spot says.

That, of course, is not true.

Pressed by the Columbus Dispatch for any modicum of support for that brazenly untrue claim, the Ohioans for Energy Security provided none.

In the contentious lead-up to a possible referendum on Ohio's bailout of nuclear power plants, the Ohioans for Energy Security have deployed the Chinese invasion scare tactic, with mailers showing up at every household the past week with imploring residents to refuse to give their name or signature to THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, by which they mean people collecting signatures for the referendum, with a contact line to report anyone seen collecting those signatures for the Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the group opposing HB6.

One of those petition gatherers recently called police after a woman approached him and knocked his phone out of his hand.

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