Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Keep an eye on appellate court decision on early voting

There's a critical case ensconced in the U.S.Court of Appeals in Cincinnati  that could have a strong  bearing on  the outcome of the presidential vote in Ohio.  The case is an appeal by Ohio
Atty. Gen. Mike Dewine and Secretary of State Jon Usted  of Southern District Judge Peter Economus' ruling that the state's early voting system  is unconstitutional  The chief jujstice of the appellate court is Alice Batchelder, the conservative wife of Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, a Republican.  Both parties have a lot riding on the appellate court's verdict. If  Economus' decision is upheld, three days   will be restored to early voting just before the election.  If not....

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