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Fri Aug 31, 2012, 11:21 AM Aug 2012

Federal Judge Restores Early Voting In Ohio After Obama Suit [View all]

Source: TPM

A federal judge in Ohio restored early voting rights in the three days before the election on Friday, ruling in favor of the Obama campaign.

U.S. District judge Peter C. Economus ruled that "restoring in-person early voting to all Ohio voters through the Monday before Election Day does not deprive UOCAVA voters from early voting."

"Instead, and more importantly, it places all Ohio voters on equal standing," Economus ruled. He said the state "fails to articulate a precise, compelling interest in establishing the 6 p.m. Friday deadline as applied to non-UOCAVA voters and has failed to evidence any commitment to the 'exception' it rhetorically extended to UOCAVA voters."


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HUGE news! broadcaster75201 Aug 2012 #1
identification daybranch Aug 2012 #17
CUE THE VONAGE THEME! rocktivity Aug 2012 #2
the 5 6 7 8's... SemperEadem Aug 2012 #37
one of the most bizarre things i have ever seen. Did I Just Type This Aug 2012 #52
"The's made a brief appearance in the 2003 Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill Volume 1..." greiner3 Aug 2012 #56
Cut the corporate sloganeering! HankyDub Aug 2012 #68
It's been my official way of celebrating political victories on DU rocktivity Aug 2012 #69
Great news for democracy. kimbutgar Aug 2012 #3
Now Pa is in need of help! It is their, our, right to vote! The Wielding Truth Aug 2012 #38
Did they file suit in PA? Is that the State where the guy on camera said the new rules would gateley Aug 2012 #67
Yes. Open corruption. The Wielding Truth Sep 2012 #81
YEAH! Thank Gawd for federal judges who do not just go along with the 1% Reich Wing wordpix Aug 2012 #4
yay! I hope the rethugs don't appeal to the supreme court n/t cosmicone Aug 2012 #5
They've already announced they are doing just that. n/t Doremus Aug 2012 #62
The republicans are trying to run out the clock FarPoint Sep 2012 #78
What happens to the 2 elections officials who were fired? Anyone know? randome Aug 2012 #6
I want to know too mojo2012 Aug 2012 #12
Here is a start.... FarPoint Sep 2012 #79
Fantastic news! riverwalker Aug 2012 #7
Fuck every cheating Republican and the goddamned crimes they rode in on Blue Owl Aug 2012 #8
Thank you, highplainsdem. Wowie! n/t Judi Lynn Aug 2012 #9
The judge should order Husted to reinstall the two Democratic committeemen that he fired Panasonic Aug 2012 #10
Just hang the bastard. speedoo Aug 2012 #35
+1,000 K&R avebury Aug 2012 #11
This is the result of the work of Ohio's former Sec. of State Jennifer Brunner* Botany Aug 2012 #13
I'm going to doubt that. 12AngryBorneoWildmen Aug 2012 #32
Suit was filed by Fair Elections Ohio, Jennifer Brunner's organization Kolesar Aug 2012 #40
Should HIGHLIGHT this, Kolesar! elleng Aug 2012 #45
Absolutely! FarPoint Sep 2012 #77
YEEESSSSSS! There is hope for justice after all... Surya Gayatri Aug 2012 #14
Wonderful news! thecrow Aug 2012 #15
Yay!! DippyDem Aug 2012 #16
Fantastico!!!! BogD2 Aug 2012 #18
Welcome to DU! Jazzgirl Aug 2012 #19
Fantastico!!!! BogD2 Aug 2012 #22
While I might question your choice of "a friend" ... welcome to DU. TahitiNut Aug 2012 #39
welcome to DU! renate Aug 2012 #48
I have a friend who is a Ron Paul supporter... Blanks Aug 2012 #60
I may cry MissNostalgia Aug 2012 #20
Is it too much trouble to type out what UOCAVA means? The post is useless without this info. xtraxritical Aug 2012 #21
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Yooperman Aug 2012 #26
Thank you! silverweb Aug 2012 #42
Thanks, these are big peeves with me too. xtraxritical Aug 2012 #58
YES! Keep it coming garthranzz Aug 2012 #23
That would be SCVDem Aug 2012 #34
This is what Holder has been focused on. freshwest Aug 2012 #24
Holder? randome Aug 2012 #46
Go Holder! K and R goclark Aug 2012 #55
Great news! Jim__ Aug 2012 #25
All the dirty tricks that have been pulled in this state since Kasich took office liberal N proud Aug 2012 #27
This is good JustAnotherGen Aug 2012 #28
I'm not an Ohioan, but I'm so pleased! burnsei sensei Aug 2012 #29
wooo hoo ! proud patriot Aug 2012 #30
K&R patrice Aug 2012 #31
Who wants to join me for a beer!? farmbo Aug 2012 #33
I'm in! Lasher Aug 2012 #36
yep grantcart Aug 2012 #41
I'm so there with you! WinstonSmith4740 Aug 2012 #61
Ohio Secretary of State had had authorized early voting in GOP-dominated precincts only. Lasher Aug 2012 #43
Unauthorized use of selective choice of which percients to allow open Panasonic Sep 2012 #80
Jennifer Brunner and Fair Elections Ohio are still litigating for additional weekends...eom Kolesar Aug 2012 #44
Great! elleng Aug 2012 #47
so what happens to the two who were fired for following the law? PatrynXX Aug 2012 #49
That may go in for another, different lawsuit sakabatou Aug 2012 #51
They will look like idiots if they appeal grantcart Aug 2012 #50
Of course they are idiots what do you expect LiberalLovinLug Aug 2012 #53
Wow! Thank you, highplainsdem, ..hope this Cha Aug 2012 #54
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some great news on this front in the past couple of days!!!! DonRedwood Aug 2012 #57
Even more great news! chknltl Aug 2012 #59
Oh, thank goddess! Without this, Ohio might be lost... CTyankee Aug 2012 #63
I feel so relieved ecstatic Aug 2012 #64
kick and-justice-for-all Aug 2012 #65
oh my. Thank goodness. It's only fair. limpyhobbler Aug 2012 #66
There's a conventional wisdom repeated in Washington... Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #70
Let's hope that those wonderful Democratic lawyers who volunteer every four years... Walk away Aug 2012 #71
They need a feed to report problems. Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #72
Another activist judge deals a blow King_Klonopin Sep 2012 #73
One voter law down, a few more to go. Chemisse Sep 2012 #74
As a Dayton, Ohio native... sweetpea7788 Sep 2012 #75
Ohio Atty General Mike Dewine is going to contest this Kolesar Sep 2012 #76
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