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Obama campaign asks court to allow early voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider the Ohio secretary of state's appeal in a dispute over early voting in the presidential battleground state.

Attorneys say in a court filing the campaign said it submitted Friday that the court should let a lower ruling restoring early voting rights stand and not hear Secretary of State Jon Husted's (HYOO'-sted) appeal.

Husted appealed a ruling reinstating early voting the three days before Election Day and returning discretion to local elections boards. The Republican also asked the court to delay the lower court ruling while it decides whether to take the case.

Obama's campaign and Democrats sued Husted over part of a law cutting off early voting for most residents the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.


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