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Supreme Court Clears Early Voting In Ohio

The Supreme Court is siding with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in Ohio. The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day. Secretary of State Jon Husted  directed the state's 88 county boards of elections to be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The move came within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting Husted's appeal of a federal appeals court decision that reinstated in-person early voting on the disputed days. President Barack Obama's campaign and Democrats had sued Husted over part of Ohio's law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.