Supreme Court rejects Ohio early voting appeal Julia Zebley at 8:25 AM ET
[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday denied [order, PDF] a stay application [JURIST report] in Husted v. Obama for America [docket], allowing early voting for all Ohio citizens in the three days preceding the November election. The court declined the stay without comment or dissent. After the order, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted [official website] issued a directive [text, PDF], establishing guidelines for voting in Ohio on November 3 through 5. He also released a statement conceding the loss [text]: "[T]he time has come to set aside the issue for this election."
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