Clinton’s Lawyer Marc Elias Files New Voting Rights Lawsuit in Ohio

Dispatch:

A federal lawsuit against Ohio’s voting setup has been filed by Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer and others.

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative and three individuals asked for an injunction because otherwise they “and thousands of other residents of Ohio will have their right to vote and/or related rights, such as the right to participate in voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities, wrongfully burdened, abridged and/or denied.”…

The lawsuit noted the recent settlement with the NAACP, ACLU and League of Women Voters, only partially restored the early voting hours in place for the 2012 presidential election, and applies the same standard to big and small counties alike – whether it’s the 9,000 voters in Noble County or the 800,000 of Franklin County. That hurts people in the big counties because, like their smaller counterparts, they are limited to only one early voting location, the suit contended.

You can find the complaint here.

I address some of the issues posed by this lawsuit in a forthcoming draft, When is Uniformity of People, Not Counties, Appropriate in Election Administration? The Cases of Early and Sunday Voting, University of Chicago Legal Forum (forthcoming 2015) (draft available).

 

 

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