Election watch ~ Ohio GOP to appeal decision banning voter challenges Jeannie Shawl at 10:00 AM ET
[JURIST] As reported earlier this morning on JURIST's Paper Chase, US District Judge Susan Dlott (in the Southern District of Ohio) has ruled that partisan voter challenges in Ohio's Hamilton County are unconstitutional. Read the ruling [PDF] and an analysis of the decision from Moritz College of Law. The Ohio Republican Party called the decision erroneous and said that will appeal to the Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals. AP has more.... In a second federal ruling in Ohio, US District Judge John Adams (in the Northern District of Ohio), has ruled that challengers cannot be present at polling places for the sole purpose of challenging voters. Read Judge Adams' order [PDF].... The building housing Florida's Division of Elections was evacuated Monday morning after a security guard reported a suspicious package. A spokeswoman for Florida's Department of State said that the evacuation wouldn't affect Tuesday's election. AP has more.
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