Husted Ordered To Explain Actions To Federal Judge

Secretary of State Jon Husted(Photo: WOSU Archive)
Secretary of State Jon Husted(Photo: WOSU Archive)

The federal judge who ordered the state to reinstate three days of in-person early voting is ordering Secretary of State Jon Husted to explain why he’s not following the order.

Secretary of State spokesman Matt McClellan says their office is waiting the results of an appeal of the ruling that followed a lawsuit by President Obama’s Ohio re-election campaign.

Attorneys for the campaign urged the judge in court filings Wednesday to enforce his ruling that restores early voting for all voters during the three days before Election Day.

The hearing that Husted is required to personally attend is scheduled for September 13.

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