Friday, October 17, 2008

US Supreme Court Overturns Effort by Ohio GOP to Block Voters

CNN reports:

"The [US Supreme Court] justices in an unsigned opinion Friday blocked a lower court order directing the Ohio Secretary of State -- a Democrat -- to update its voter registration database after information provided by some newly registered voters did not match up with Social Security and driver registration numbers.

The state Republican party had asked for enforcement of a temporary restraining order, but the justices ultimately denied that request."

Ohio Democrats had appealed the lower court ruling, fearing it would potentially disenfranchise tens of thousands of duly - but newly - registered voters in the Buckeye State.

Hooray for the Supreme Court!  (You won't read that here very often.)

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