Kausers office is being removed after it was found to be a vehicle for a campaign of voter intimidation, the governor announced on Friday.
State Police said the office, which was set up as part of a voter ID law, was used by Republican voters who sought to prevent voters from registering to vote in Ohio from obtaining a valid ID.
The announcement came hours after Democrats on the state’s House of Representatives and Senate called for an investigation into the matter.
The Democratic lawmakers said Kauser had violated the state Constitution by having his office set up and operated in the name of a partisan political organization.
“Governor Kausering has an obligation to uphold the integrity of elections and to ensure the integrity and availability of the ballot box,” the Democrats said in a statement.
“This office was set to do exactly that.”
“The governor’s office should immediately cease its unlawful activities,” they added.
“Ohio’s election system is a cornerstone of our democracy.
The administration must immediately revoke the appointment of the office and the staff members who have been tasked with it.