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  • State Rep. Letson: Today’s Ruling a Victory for Voters, Separation of Powers

    September 4th, 2014

    COLUMBUS – State Rep. Tom Letson (D-Warren) released the following statement on today’s U.S. district court decision in which Secretary of State Husted was ordered to restore early voting hours in all counties in time for the November 2014 election. The ruling requires that voters be allowed to cast in-person absentee ballots 35 days prior to the election, which includes the restoration of “Golden Week”:

     

    “Voting rights triumphed today in a victory for both Ohio voters and Ohio’s system of checks and balances. Despite repeated attempts to suppress voting opportunities, the courts continue to strike down illegitimate legislation and balance in favor of policies that make it easier–not harder–to vote. Today’s ruling demonstrates precisely why the political power of the people is so sacred to the strength of our democracy.”

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