Husted Stands By Decision To Follow Federal Court Order

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he’s required to follow the federal court's order and says the Ohio Supreme Court doesn't have proper jurisdiction.(Photo: Ohio Secretary of State)
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he’s required to follow the federal court's order and says the Ohio Supreme Court doesn't have proper jurisdiction.(Photo: Ohio Secretary of State)

Ohio’s elections chief is defending his decision to require county election boards to follow a federal court decree instead of state law when it comes to counting provisional ballots.

At issue are requirements for providing identification when a voter has to cast a provisional ballot, usually a ballot cast in the wrong precinct.

Ohio House and Senate Republicans have sued Secretary of State Jon Husted in the Ohio Supreme Court, saying his action is unconstitutional.

Husted says he’s required to follow the federal court’s order and says the Supreme Court doesn’t have proper jurisdiction.

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