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ColinStevens 10:49 PM on 10/05/2012
NOT SO FAST, GUYS:

The practical effects of the ruling are still very much in the air, however. Republican Secretary of State John Husted had refused to restore those three days of early voting after the lower court decision. And the appellate court decision expressly leaves the final decision about whether to keep the polls open or not on those days to individual county elections  Read More...
Those election boards have two members each from either party -- and the Republican secretary of state is the tiebreaker if necessary. So it's easy to envisiona scenario in which Husted still blocks voting on those three days in predominantly urban and Democratic counties.

The judge did NOT BLOCK it. What he did was leave it up to the election boards, which are dominated by Republicans - which means that the GOP will KEEP early voting in GOP districts, while getting RID of early voting in Democratic districts - keeping veterans from voting, as well as everyone else, if they're in a Dem district. WRITE YOUR DISTRICT ELECTION BOARD IF YOU'RE IN OHIO - DO NO LET THE GOP KEEP VETERANS AND EVERYONE ELSE FROM VOTING IF THEY'RE IN DEMOCRATIC DISTRICTS.
05:07 PM on 10/05/2012
Love it. Another victory over voter suppression attempts.
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JimWind
Be still like a Mt, yet flow like a river. Lao Tzu
11:00 PM on 10/05/2012
YOu left out "repuglicant voter suppression attempts"
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shoegirl
05:07 PM on 10/05/2012
Good for my state. I haven't voted yet, I plan to on election day. I like going to the polls and casting my vote...I don't know why...old fashioned I guess. Happy to hear people voting though no matter how they do it.
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studioh!
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05:12 PM on 10/05/2012
now if they just served old fashioneds, it could be a party.
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shoegirl
07:20 PM on 10/05/2012
lol
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joportja5
Just the facts ma'am just the facts
08:26 PM on 10/05/2012
How about a free cell phone instead, if you vote Dem
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sean62965
Do you really need my "micro-bio"?
05:21 PM on 10/05/2012
If thats what works for you, have at it. I stood in line for hours in 2000 and 2004. I used to like going to do it in person, but, I used to live in a smaller town. I don't want to spend that much time doing something I can do by mail now.
I still vote in every election, I just don't always have the time to wait in line. I did talk to a lot of people when I stood in line.
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shoegirl
07:20 PM on 10/05/2012
Yeah, I think it's great that we have that too. I know what you mean about the lines. It sometimes does get a little annoying, and thankfully I am able to go mid day and do it, which is the best time to avoid the lines where I am, but any way people can do it...just important we all do it.
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Hannibal55
Misrey luvs company but company doesn't reciprocat
05:06 PM on 10/05/2012
This is good news!
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SpeakupNation
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the livi
05:06 PM on 10/05/2012
"The appellate court judges described as "worrisome" a scenario in which "states were permitted to pick and choose among groups of similarly situated voters to dole out special voting privileges. Partisan state legislatures could give extra early voting time to groups that traditionally support the party in power and impose corresponding burdens on the other party’s core constituents.""

That is precisely what the GOP in Ohio was doing.
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sean62965
Do you really need my "micro-bio"?
05:21 PM on 10/05/2012
Not just in Ohio.
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SpeakupNation
Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the livi
05:46 PM on 10/05/2012
True. VERY true.
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Daniel Locke
Arithmetic 2012!
05:06 PM on 10/05/2012
Another one bites the dust.

Souls to the polls, baby! :)
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boobrenda
retied navy vet, one of the 47%
10:28 PM on 10/05/2012
i hope the teabagers choke,lol
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hammerhead6154
Republican Bar Laying In 6 Inches Of Mud
05:05 PM on 10/05/2012
Thank You Ohio! You Rock!