U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to delay start of early Ohio voting

voters wait in line outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in ClevelandBy Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cut back on early voting in Ohio by preventing people from casting in-person ballots this week in the lead-up to the Nov. 4 midterm elections. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to put on hold a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus earlier in September that required the Ohio secretary of state to restore early voting hours cut by a new state law this year. The stay will be in effect until state officials file an appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to hear the case, the court said. …

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