In response to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision ProgressOhio Executive Director Brian Rothenberg offered the following statement::
Today's decision by our nation's highest court is a victory for the countless number of working Ohio citizens whose jobs may keep them from the polls on Election Day.
Today's decision reaffirms our belief that all Ohio voters should be treated equally and given the same opportunity to vote as such.
Now that the partisan gamesmanship is put to rest, we should all be working to educate voters on the final weekend hours and ensuring there is minimal voter confusion as a result of Secretary Husted's lengthy and bizarre legal attempts to stop early voting.
The secretary wanted uniformity, now we have it, with all voters having the equal treatment at the polls during the final weekend of early voting.
Secretary Husted was forced to finally do the right thing in setting final weekend voting hours. We only hope that this type of silliness won't have to happen during future elections.