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OHIO: JUDGES DENY VOTER CHALLENGES AT POLLS [Kevin Holtsberry 11/01 01:03 PM]
More legal wrangling over weather political parties can have observers inside polling places in Ohio. The two latest rulings say no:
Two federal judges on Monday barred political party representatives from challenging voters at polling places throughout Ohio. State Republicans planned to appeal.
An order by U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott of Cincinnati found that the application of Ohio's statute allowing challengers at polling places was unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge John Adams of Akron said poll workers are the ones to determine if voters are eligible.
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Mark Weaver, lawyer for the Ohio Republican Party, said the party would appeal Dlott's ruling to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. If the appeals court agrees to keep challengers out of the polls, the party was prepared to appeal Adams' ruling.
"The law is clearly in our favor," Weaver said. "The 6th Circuit has already had to correct some of the bad decisions made by district court judges and we think they'll do it again."