Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BREAKING: US Supreme Court rejects Husted appeal on early voting weekend hours

Gongwer Ohio is reporting that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Secretary of State Jon Husted's request for stay of a decision regarding in-person voting during the three days before the Nov. 6th election.

The decision means that individual county boards of elections will be able to decide whether or not to open early vote centers those days.

This also means that there could be no uniformity of voting hours in Ohio if individual boards decide make different decisions regarding those hours of operation.

The decision of some counties to open their early vote centers while others were closed those three days is part of what sparked the lawsuit in the first place. Democrats claimed that Republican-leaning county BOEs voted to be open while Democratic-leaning counties were not. Obama for America, the National Democratic Party and the Ohio Democratic Party filed the suit against Husted.

Looks like we're back where we started....

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