Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Ignores Court Order To Expand Weekend Voting
Submitted by Steven Rosenfeld on Tue, 2012-09-04 11:18
Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State John Husted is playing with political fire.
On Friday, a U.S. District Court ordered  Ohio’s Secretary of State to open polling places on the weekend before November’s presidential election, issuing an ruling that said voting on that weekend could serve 100,000 voters, particularly minorities and the poor.
Earlier today, Husted responded by thumbing his nose at that injunction—which relied on the federal Voting Rights Act—by issuing a directive  telling Ohio boards of elections that no early voting would occur on that weekend until the court action ended.