Federal Judge Orders Restoration Of Early Voting In Ohio
Early voting on the final weekend before the election was a time when over 93,000 Ohioans cast voted in the 2008 election. In-person voting during this period of time has been allowed in Ohio since 2005.
U.S. District Judge Economus stated Friday that the state’s argument for changing the rules now was not convincing, especially since an exception was made for military voters. The Obama Campaign had challenged the law, arguing that it violated the right to vote and the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
State Attorney General Mike DeWine will be appealing the ruling restoring early voting to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
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