Supreme Court Turns Down Ohio Early Voting Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned aside a request from Ohio to hear a case in which a lower court ruled the state couldn’t stop early voting during the three-day period before the election. The decision is a victory for the Obama campaign, which had successfully argued that Ohio could not allow military and overseas voters to vote during the three day period unless that opportunity was available to all voters.

Secretary of State Jon Husted announced he was appealing the case to the Supreme Court last week, arguing the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision didn’t make legal or practical sense.