As Dems and the Obama campaign had hoped, the Supreme Court rejected a plea by Ohio state officials to extend early voting only to members of the military and their families in the days right before the election.
The Supreme Court has cleared open early voting in Ohio, reversing a Republican-led law to limit it to military families.
— Twin Cities NewsTalk (@TCNewsTalk) October 16, 2012
— Stephen Spaulding (@SpauldingCC) October 16, 2012
The Supreme Court’s order is just one sentence:
The application for stay presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied.
More on what the order means:
NBC's Pete Williams reports SCOTUS won't block lower court ruling, Ohio must allow early voting for all thru Monday before the election
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) October 16, 2012
— Rebecca Shabad (@RebeccaShabad) October 16, 2012
Naturally, Democrats swooned at what they’re calling a victory for Obama and voting rights.
Victory for Democracy in Ohio! Supreme Court denies latest GOP effort to block early voting in the state! http://t.co/Al3rcpuY
— Ed Schultz (@edshow) October 16, 2012
— Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) October 16, 2012
#Forward RT @BloombergNews: BREAKING: Ohio early voting cleared by U.S. Supreme Court in Obama victory
— Michael Czin (@MikeCzin) October 16, 2012
BREAKING: NBC's Pete Williams reports SCOTUS won't block lower court ruling, Ohio must allow early voting for ALL. [via @CarrieNBCNews]
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) October 16, 2012
— Miss T (@ItsTammyBaby) October 16, 2012
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!“@BloombergNews: BREAKING: Ohio early voting cleared by U.S. Supreme Court in Obama victory” #Forward2012
— Life.Love.Liberal (@divinity254) October 16, 2012
A victory for ALL Ohio Voters-Supreme Court won't hear Husted complaint – expanded voting opportunites is a good thing http://t.co/qia6reqg
— Greg Schultz (@schultzohio) October 16, 2012
Roland Martin calls it a “great voter suppression win.”
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court turns back GOP in Ohio. ALL OHIOANS can vote early three days before the election. Great voter suppression win!
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 16, 2012
And the SEIU is thrilled, of course.
Breaking from the Supreme Court. Far-right Republicans are NOT going to be able to restrict early voting in Ohio: http://t.co/BXPAjhTo
— SEIU (@SEIU) October 16, 2012