Ohio asks US Supreme Court to delay voting order

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Posted: Sep 25, 2014 8:02 PM
Ohio asks US Supreme Court to delay voting order

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for Ohio are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a federal judge's order that expands its early voting schedule this fall.

Ohio attorneys requested an emergency stay from the nation's high court on Thursday, saying the swing state's voting options are among the most expansive.

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Ohio law trimming early voting and ordered the state's election chief to set additional times, including evening hours. The order moved the start of early voting to Sept. 30 instead of Oct. 7.

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court upheld the order on Wednesday.

The state is appealing the panel's decision to the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.