That kinda crap was quite a bit of the reason I left Ohio...the Suzuki could not be classed as a moped due to the idiotic amount of restrictions on it.
The few times I rode it, hell yes I rode it illegally, the ticket would be cheaper than going through all the bullshit to put it on the road as a motorcycle...even if I got six of the damned things it'd still have been cheaper.
As far as voting goes, the fact of the matter is that the ability to fix the mess is in the very hands of the folks that desire that it continue the way it is, no way the small segment of the population that rides mopeds can compete with bigtime lobbyists with millions to spend - and if you think those bozos on capitol hill are going to shut off that pipeline to thier pockets yer dreamin.
And if you vote those bozos out, you have more just like em standin right in line, bought and paid for by anyone but the people.
The answer to this is what it has always been, at least for the past 20 years or so - bad press....politicians hate it, because the general uninformed clueless pick up on it and are influanced by it, instead of multibillion dollar campaign crap.
I say we ride around Gov Englers office for a couple of hours with signs on our 'peds expressing our extreme displeasure with more restrictive moped laws and regulations...the press would pick up on it, no doubt, and whether they choose to sympathize or laugh at us - folks will remember this when such laws are mentioned and respond differently.
Not to mention it'd be fun, heh...and prolly get more folks interested in riding them.