“Huge turnout, long lines for early voting in Ohio”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

It is worth recalling the words of Judge White, concurring in the Sixth Circuit case which forced the state of Ohio to restore this final weekend of early voting which the legislature had taken away from all except military voters: “The key distinguishing factor here is that Ohio voters were granted the statutory right to in-person absentee voting through the close of business hours on the Monday before election day, and the election boards of the largest counties broadly embraced and facilitated that right, in response to the unacceptably burdensome situation at many Ohio polling sites during the 2004 election where, in some counties, voters were required to stand in line for long hours and until late at night.”

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