Court has placed the case on an expedited schedule
The Obama campaign on Friday night filed a brief in the Supreme Court, arguing that Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's reasons for asking the court to stop implementation of equal weekend early voting rules for all Ohio voters in a county are "simply not credible."
Earlier this week, Husted appealed a ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that would permit counties to allow early voting on the weekend before next month's election for all voters in the county.
Prior to the court battle, Ohio law allowed a small group of voters subject to a federal law regarding some military voters and their families to cast an early in-person ballot on the weekend before the election. Other voters, however, would be unable to do so.