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Well early voting is under way in Ohio and already the lawyers are involved.
The whole process is tangled up in lawsuits and the stakes are huge the Buckeye State is a rich prize in electoral votes with eighteen.
You need to seventy to win the presidency.
Mike told -- right now joins us.
Live from Chicago Mike things getting messy in Ohio now.
And ready and we're going to be keeping a close eye on the secretary of State's office in the battleground Buckeye State that is because secretary of state John Houston a Republican.
Has yet to decide if he will appeal a federal court ruling handed down on Friday.
That overturned restrictions on early voting is Ohio Republicans in Ohio lawmakers essentially one of the polls to close in the weekend.
Leading up to the election.
There are needed to be a window.
-- that the local boards could account for where those ballots were make sure.
That the vote voting rules were synchronized so that when the poll books went out to the polls on Tuesday for Election Day.
That nobody could vote twice that we knew who had already voted and and -- the roles were had integrity.
-- Democrats filed suit saying that the restrictions reduced the opportunity to vote for considerable segment of the voting population for instance churches.
That intended on busing voters to the early voting locations the court agreed saying in essence the polling location should be able to handle the workload and there's no argument that justified the restriction.
Like collapsing -- -- -- schedule and eliminating weekends.
And we can hours for voting.
You are you are disenfranchising.
An entire group of of individuals those individuals who work during the day.
Those individuals who have kids that they have to pick up and take to school those individuals who don't have access to transportation's.
And now we're waiting to see if this continues as a messy lawsuit that takes us in the final days before the election war.
Even leaves us with loose ends on Election Day and so -- does a military aspects to the argument here.
-- there is a military aspect because the military was an exception active duty and deployed military could have their votes counted in those final days leading up to the election.
Democrats argued that it was unconstitutional.
To allow the military vote while restricting the civilian -- -- and Mike -- live in Chicago thank you.
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