COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s election chief has appealed a ruling by a federal court that reinstates the final three early voting days in the battleground state.
Secretary of State Jon Husted on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to make the final decision on whether the state Legislature or federal courts should set Ohio election laws.
Husted, a Republican, also asked the court to delay the lower court’s decision while it decides whether to take the case.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated early voting on the three days before Election Day, returning discretion to local boards of elections.
President Barack Obama’s campaign and Democrats had sued Husted and Ohio’s attorney general over part of a law cutting off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.
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