COLUMBUS — Attorneys for President Barack Obama’s campaign are urging a federal judge in Ohio to enforce an order that restores early voting for all the swing state’s voters during the three days before Election Day.
The motion made in court filings on Wednesday comes a day after the state’s Republican elections chief ordered county officials not to set any in-person voting hours during those days because the state is appealing the judge’s decision.
Secretary of State Jon Husted told Ohio’s 88 county boards that they are prohibited from establishing hours that a court could later change. Husted said it would confuse voters.
Obama campaign attorneys say Husted didn’t show a legal basis for his directive. They argue he should abide by the court’s ruling unless it’s reversed.