No more ‘Golden Week’ for Ohio voters, again

Golden Week is gone again in Ohio.

For the time being, at least.

The controversial period in which Ohioans can both register to vote and cast an early ballot was struck down Tuesday by a federal appellate pane, overturning a lower-court ruling re-establishing Golden Week.

“Proper deference to state legislative authority requires that Ohio’s election process be allowed to proceed unhindered by the federal courts,” said a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that split 2-1.

Thus continues the ritual witnessed every presidential election year in bellwether Ohio: Bitter court battles over voting.

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