Obama campaign asks court to allow early voting

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Associated Press

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 13 at 12:06 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama's campaign is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider an appeal in a dispute over early voting in the presidential battleground state of Ohio.

A lower court had reinstated early voting on the three days before Election Day and returned discretion to local boards of elections.

Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted), a Republican, has appealed that ruling. He's also asked the Supreme Court to delay the lower court ruling while it decides whether to take the case.

Attorneys say the Obama campaign submitted a court filing Friday asking that the lower court's ruling stand.

Obama's campaign and Democrats sued Husted over the early voting law.

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