On July 17, President Obama’s re-election campaign, and the Ohio Democratic Party, and the National Democratic Committee filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio. The lawsuit charges that Ohio’s elimination of early voting on November 3-5 (the weekend and Monday before election day) violates the Fourteenth Amendment. Ohio permitted early voting on the three days before the 2008 presidential election, but the law was changed since then. Here is the complaint. The case is Obama for America v Husted, 2:12-cv-636. It was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus, a Clinton appointee.
The case will point out all the problems in Ohio in November 2004, when at some precincts, there were so few voting booths, and so many voters, that some voters had to wait in line for more than four hours. Other Ohio precincts with fewer voters had many more voting booths, and voters in those precincts had to wait only a brief time in order to vote. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.