Ohio Secretary Of State Husted Backs Down On Early Voting


Here's one for the good guys. It looks like we found a judge who wasn't too happy with having the Ohio Secretary of State thumb his nose at a court order -- Ohio Secretary Of State Backs Down On Early Voting:

After being summoned to court by a federal judge, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Friday backed away from his order that would have banned counties from planning for early voting.

Husted’s original order had essentially ignored a ruling by U.S. District Judge Peter Economus, who declared that the state couldn’t take away early voting in the three days before the election. Economus sided with the Obama campaign, which sued Ohio to get the early voting re-implemented.

In a court filing on Friday afternoon, Husted said he “apologizes to the federal district court” for creating what he called the “misimpression” that he was ignoring the order. “The Secretary would never intentionally contravene an order issued by the federal district court or any other court — and this case is no exception,” the filing said.

Ohio also requested a stay of the court’s order until their appeal is heard with the Sixth Circuit.

Politics Nation's Al Sharpton who reported on the story for MSNBC, asks what happened to the party of Lincoln and Douglas and reminded everyone of just how important that our right to vote is. Here is the op-ed he quoted from when talking about Frederick Douglass: Voter Suppression, Then and Now.

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