Obama campaign asks court to allow early voting

AP News

10/13/2012 11:53:34 AM - AP News

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

A lower court had reinstated early voting on the three days before Election Day and returned discretion to local boards of elections.

Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted), a Republican, has appealed that ruling. He's also asked the Supreme Court to delay the lower court ruling while it decides whether to take the case.

Attorneys say the Obama campaign submitted a court filing Friday asking that the lower court's ruling stand.

Obama's campaign and Democrats sued Husted over the early voting law.