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05/08/2014 12:58 pm ET | Updated May 08, 2014

Chuck Todd Hammers Ohio Secretary Of State Over Voting Hour Cuts

Chuck Todd went straight to the source to voice his disapproval of Ohio's recent cuts to early voting hours.

The MSNBC host hammered Ohio Secretary of State John Husted with questions on "Daily Rundown" Thursday about his decision to set the limited hours. Husted defended the new law, arguing that there are some 2 million fewer voters during a non-presidential election period.

"I don't understand that decision, " Todd said firmly. "Why should a voter have more access to the polls in a presidential year and not in a midterm year... The midterm elections are more important to their everyday lives!"

Earlier in the discussion, Todd told Husted that he questioned his decision to "round down" on voting hours when he could have just as easily rounded up. The comment resulted in a fiery back-and-forth between the two.

"Why did you do that," Todd asked.

That's not true, Chuck. Actually, the legislature shorted the early voting period," Husted responded.

"Because they rounded down!" Chuck interrupted.

Watch the video for a clip from the interview.

(h/t: Think Progress)

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