Judge restores 3 early voting days in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.
A judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday granting the request from President Barack Obama's campaign that targets a state law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election.
The law exempts military personnel and Ohioans living overseas.
The state plans to appeal the decision.
Obama's campaign and Democrats are suing Ohio's elections chief over the legality of the law. They argue everyone should have a chance to vote on those three days.
The state contends many laws grant special voting accommodations for military members, and local boards need the time to prepare for elections.
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