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Monday, November 01, 2004

Ohio Justice Tells Karl Rove to Stick It.

posted by Jazz at 11/01/2004 09:34:00 AM

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This is some great news. (Hat Tip to Atrios.)

"A federal judge issued an order early Monday barring political party challengers from polling places throughout Ohio during Tuesday's election.

U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott found that the application of Ohio's statute allowing challengers at polling places is unconstitutional.

She said the presence of challengers inexperienced in the electoral process questioning voters about their eligibility would impede voting.

Dlott ruled on a lawsuit by a black Cincinnati couple who said Republican plans to deploy challengers to largely black precincts in Hamilton County was meant to intimidate and block black voters."


The way things are swinging, particularly when combined with the recent Zogby poll numbers about previously unreachable cell phone using young voters, I think this puts Kerry over the top in Ohio. Getting a massive number of Karl Rove's thugs out to slow down the voting process and intimidate minority voters was probably Bush's last chance to take Ohio cleanly. (Read: without going to the courts again.)