This fair Supreme Court decision could make the final difference in how Ohio votes, and who wins the election.
Republicans tried to prevent non-military people from early voting the Sunday before the election. The GOP’s real (and obvious) reason was that in 2008 black churches had big operations to drive their parishioners to the polls after church, thus boosting minority voting. Republicans didn’t want to see that.
That’s not a legitimate reason to curtail voting hours for the general public, an appeals court said so, and the Supreme Court refused to contradict the appeals court and so voting will take place in Ohio from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, November 4th.
It’s not politically good for Romney, but it is fair, and will, I think, play a large role in determining who wins.