The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio today, one day before it was scheduled to begin.
"We are disappointed that by a bare majority, the Supreme Court reinstated controversial voting changes that could make it harder for tens of thousands of Ohioans to vote," said Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. "Courts should serve as a bulwark against rollbacks to voting rights and prevent politicians from disenfranchising voters for political reasons."
Since the 2010 election, new voting restrictions are slated to be in place in 22 states. Ohio is one of seven states where courts will play a crucial role in 2014. To learn more about the State of Voting, please visit the Brennan Center website.
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