Back when the Ohio constitution was written in 1802, the mentally ill were referred to as idiots rather then to more politically correct terms used today. So, it was written in the constitution that idiots were banned from voting. However, such provisions did not apply to those running for office, so it’s possible to elect an idiot into office.
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