Jon most likely gambled that if he were to drag the decision in the court, he would get appointed by default. Looks like Brunner sent a large lump of coal to the Stainbrook group by appointing Ben Marsh to the Lucas County Board of Elections.
In the Blade:
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Monday appointed Republican Party veteran Ben Marsh to a disputed vacancy on the Lucas County Board of Elections.
More detailed story:
Jon is beside himself that Brunner picked Marsh:
Jennifer Brunner believes that she is above the law. She continually makes decisions which are contrary to the law, and the law is clear that the Republican Party made a recommendation to the secretary of state which she flagrantly disregarded, and the voters of Lucas County deserve better," he said.
That would not be funny if Jon was not saying it.