Democracy can be tricky

Let too many of the wrong kind of people vote, and you could lose power:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today halted early voting in Ohio scheduled to begin Tuesday.

By a 5-4 vote, the justices blocked an order issued earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus that would have given voters the chance to vote early 35 days before the election — meaning Tuesday — instead of 28 guaranteed by the state law.

Justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have upheld Economus’ ruling, but they were outvoted by the 5 conservative justices. The high court ruling will remain in effect until the court issues a ruling on an appeal by the state on the merits of the law.

The eleventh-hour ruling means it is all but certain that voting will not begin Tuesday, leaving opponents of the new election law dismayed at the decision.

2 thoughts on “Democracy can be tricky

  1. Too many of the wrong kind of people already vote, hence the Republican Party. Oh, and Bill Clinton, Barack Obama (who held such promise) and if right wing Democrats get their way Hillary. We all awoke this morning to discover that Obama had lied to all of us once again. “We will withdraw all the troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2104.” That’s what Obama told us. Today we learned that Obama will leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2015 and 5,000 thereafter. Isn’t it sad how often Obama gives into the demands of the warmongers like McCain and Hillary? The next thing you know the Capitalist Bill Clinton will be telling Obama to call Bush the Idiot for some advice. AND………Gitmo is still open.

  2. Kagan had a chance to kill the case before it got to the high court, but let it go to the SCOTUS anyway, where she knew the outcome was going to be a 5-4 win by the conservatives on the court.

    Nice to have Kagan there to help out the 1%.

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