Ohio Files Emergency Appeal to Supreme Court

Although Ohio's Secretary of State Brunner said she'd abide by the Sixth Circuit's ruling that she was not complying with the law in refusing to advise country poll offices of problems in new registrations (200,000 of them are facially defective),Ohio has filed an emergency appeal to the US Supreme Court. Mary Pat Flaherty of the Washington Post reports:
Ohio's Attorney General filed an emergency appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court late Wednesday night seeking to block a lower court decision that could cost many thousands of Ohio voters a chance to cast a regular ballot on Nov. 4.
The battleground state already has become the setting for a series of lawsuits over voter eligibility. About 660,000 new voters have registered since January with an edge to Democrats.

The filing on behalf of Democratic Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner contends that upholding a Tuesday decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit would create havoc on Election Day and cause many voters to cast "provisional" ballots that may or may not ultimately be tallied depending on judgments by local elections boards.

Although Ohio's Secretary of State Brunner said she'd abide by the Sixth Circuit's ruling that she was not complying with the law in refusing to advise country poll offices of problems in new registrations (200,000 of them are facially defective),Ohio has filed an emergency appeal to the US Supreme Court. Mary Pat Flaherty of the Washington Post reports:
Ohio's Attorney General filed an emergency appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court late Wednesday night seeking to block a lower court decision that could cost many thousands of Ohio voters a chance to cast a regular ballot on Nov. 4.
The battleground state already has become the setting for a series of lawsuits over voter eligibility. About 660,000 new voters have registered since January with an edge to Democrats.

The filing on behalf of Democratic Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner contends that upholding a Tuesday decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit would create havoc on Election Day and cause many voters to cast "provisional" ballots that may or may not ultimately be tallied depending on judgments by local elections boards.