COLUMBUS—Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled in favor of the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party’s motion for summary judgment to permanently maintain the final three days of early voting leading up to Election Day. In response, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement:
“All along, we believed the actions of the Republican-controlled legislature, Secretary of State Husted and Governor Kasich were unconstitutional; and yet again, a federal judge has agreed. This ruling shows how important these last three days are to ensure equal access to the ballot, and the hours set by Secretary Husted should reflect that.
“The Ohio Democratic Party has never lost one of these cases in our fight to protect voting rights for all Ohioans. It's time Jon Husted and John Kasich set aside their partisan loyalties and embrace voting rights.”
(Ohio Democratic Party press release, June 11, 2014)
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