Posted: September 4, 2012
New Filings in SEIU v. Husted and Obama for America v. Husted
Today saw developments in two Ohio cases that are working their way through the federal courts. In SEIU v. Husted, State Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a motion to intervene on the issue of counting provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct due to poll worker error. Secretary of State Husted has indicated that he will appeal the other part of the preliminary injunction, which requires that some provisional ballots with errors on the provisional ballot envelope be counted despite those errors. In Obama for America v. Husted, both the Attorney General and the Secretary of State have filed an appeal in the 6th Circuit, objecting to the preliminary injunction that orders the Secretary of State to restore early voting on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day.