posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 06:07 PM
Following on the heals of a Republican Federal Appeals Court victory regarding voting challenges in Ohio, lawyers for a black voter have filed an
emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON - Republicans won a late victory in federal court Tuesday in the confusing fight over their ability to challenge the qualifications of
voters in largely minority areas of battleground Ohio. Lawyers for a black voter immediately appealed to the Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court allowed the GOP to mount challenges at the polls to people on a list of 23,000 potentially suspect Ohio voters. The ruling
reversed a lower court order that had been in effect for most of Tuesday while thousands of Ohio voters cast ballots.
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The appeals court ruling had allowed GOP observers to challenge voters right to vote at the polls Claiming that chaos would result, the lawyers filed
the appeal trying to reverse the appeals court ruling. However, earlier in the day Justice John Paul Stevens refused a separate appeal regarding this