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Supreme Court leaves Ohio early voting intact
A sign directs people where to cast their ballots during early voting at the Wood County Court House in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Oct. 2.
A sign directs people where to cast their ballots during early voting at the Wood County Court House in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Oct. 2.
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n Tuesday, the Supreme Court delivered a victory for the Obama re-election campaign in the key battleground state of Ohio, by declining to hear an appeal about a blocked law that would have prevented early voting in the state. All Ohio voters will still be allowed to cast ballots in person during the three days leading up to the Nov. 6 election. Although Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are running mostly even in the state, early voting in Ohio helped Democrats win the Buckeye State in 2008. The Obama campaign successfully sued to halt the Republican-backed law, saying it would disproportionately affect poor, elderly, and low-income voters. 

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