Good news! Supreme Court denies Ohio request to cut back on early voting


The Ohio secretary of state appealed to the Supreme Court to block early voting. Just what Ohioans needed, more confusion.

Well now some of that confusion will hopefully be eliminated in time for the election, and voters will know in plenty of time that they can vote early, as has been the case for years.

Remember, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted once said this:

“The later you make a decision, the more likely it is to cause a problem … Time is of the essence and confusion is dangerous.”

You'd think election officials would be in favor of more Americans voting, not reducing the numbers. But if you're a Republican, specifically Husted, you know early voting affects Democratic voters favorably; in their minds, democracy is trumped by politics and winning at all costs, so the fewer early voters, the better.

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Ohio's request to curtail early voting in the state leading up to the November 6 presidential election.

Ohio, critical to the election hopes of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, began early in-person voting earlier this month but planned to cut it off on November 2, the Friday before the election, except for members of the military.

Note to other states restricting voters' rights (to quote Ann Romney): "Stop it!"