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Election watch ~ Republicans challenge 35,000 voter registrations in Ohio

[JURIST] Republicans in Ohio are aggressively challenging voter registrations in the state in the run-up to the November 2 election. On Friday, they challenged about 35,000 registrations, about 14,000 of them in Cleveland's Cuyahoga County. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has more. Also in Ohio, Justice Department lawyers told a federal appeals court Friday that state Democrats have no right to challenge the state Attorney General's ruling that registered voters can only vote in their proper precinct. AP has more.... In Hawaii, State Elections head Dwayne Yoshina has ruled that Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader failed to submit the required 3,711 signatures necessary to put his name on the Hawaii ballot. An attorney for the Nader campaign has already filed an appeal in the state Circuit Court. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin has more. Proceedings in the appeal will begin Monday... The ACLU is claiming that some South Dakotans might be disenfranchised on polling day because county officials in the state wrongly rejected their voter registration applications. AP has more.... Consistent with national trends already reported in JURIST's Paper Chase, some 2000 lawyers in Pennsylvania are expected to be observing at the polls on November 2. AP has more.... Colorado, Florida, and Maryland are also in the legal spotlight this weekend in the countdown to the national vote, now less than 2 weeks away. AP has more on ongoing election-related legal disputes in those states.

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