29 September 2014

SCOTUS Cuts Short Early Voting In Ohio

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, had cut the early voting period in Ohio from five weeks to four, overruling an order of a District Court judge affirmed by a three judge panel of the 6th Circuit.  The reasoning behind the decision was not announced.

The ruling, made upon partisan lines in the U.S. Supreme Court, hurts democratic party efforts to get out the vote.

The preliminary ruling applied to a one week period, and this denial of preliminary injunction effectively moots much of the case of those challenging Ohio's election administration decisions.

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