Election 2012

Ohio Appeals to Supreme Court over Early Voting

Decision prohibited state from reducing number of days

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Ohio's election chief on Tuesday appealed a ruling that reinstates the final three early voting days in the battleground state, calling a decision last week by a federal appeals court "an unprecedented intrusion" into how states run elections.

Secretary of State Jon Husted asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the state Legislature or federal courts should set Ohio election laws.

Husted, a Republican, also asked the court to delay the lower court's decision while the Supreme Court decides whether to take the case.