1. ELECTION 2012

    Judge Restores Early Voting in Ohio

    YOUNGSTOWN, OH - MARCH 06:  A poll worker (L) assists as voters prepare to cast their ballots at a polling place during Super Tuesday voting on March 6, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio. The two top Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are running neck and neck in the state.   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    A federal judge in the swing state of Ohio ordered on Friday that polling places be open three days before the Nov. 6 election. The ruling, the sixth of its kind this year, acted against new voting rules imposed by a Republican-dominated state legislature and revived early voting on the weekend and Monday before Election Day. During that time in 2008, 93,000 Ohio voters cast their ballots.

    Read it at The Los Angeles Times