The current secretary of state in Ohio is making Ken Blackwell look even-keeled. Husted has refused to acknowledge a court ruling that re-instates early voting.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said in a memo Tuesday that he wouldn’t restore early voting hours for all voters in Ohio until an appeals court examines a federal judge’s ruling that restored those rights. The state of Ohio filed a notice of appeal with the Sixth Circuit court on Tuesday.
“Announcing new hours before the court case reaches final resolution will only serve to confuse voters,” Husted said in his memo. “Therefore, there is no valid reason for my office or the county boards of elections to set hours for in-person absentee voting the last three days before the election at this time.”
I hope the Romney campaign is paying him well. Perhaps some kind of federal appointment or endorsement has been negotiated because this guy is fighting the voters of Ohio as if his life depended on it.