Liberals Lose 2014 – ‘Early voting in Ohio blocked (UPDATE)’
‘The practical effect of the order will mean that, at the least, early voting will not be allowed this week — a period that supporters of early balloting have called “Golden Week.” That permits voters to register and cast their ballots on the same day’.
‘Depending upon the timing of the state’s filing of a petition for review and the Court’s action on it, Monday’s order may also mean that early voting will not be permitted on most Sundays between now and election day, November 4, and will not be permitted during evening hours — that is, after 5 p.m’.
‘Early voting during “Golden Week,” on Sundays, and in evening hours are the opportunities that civil rights groups have said are most important to black and low-income voters and the homeless’.
‘State officials, however, contended that those arrangements would raise the risk of voter fraud, and would cost too much for county election boards to implement’.