Democracy Now: Federal Court Strikes Down Ohio Ban on Early Weekend Voting


A federal judge has struck down Ohio’s effort to prevent early voting the weekend before the election. Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature had barred early weekend voting, claiming state officials need the time to prepare for Election Day. But on Friday, a U.S. district court ruled the state has failed to provide a convincing argument. Democrats have accused Republicans of seeking to block early voting in a bid to disenfranchise those likely to cast their ballots for President Obama. Ohio’s Republican attorney general says he plans to appeal.

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~ by wheresthemic on September 5, 2012.

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