Election Law Foes Submit More Signatures

Nov 22, 2011

After a setback last week, opponents of Ohio's new elections law submitted additional signatures in hopes of putting the measure before voters in a 2012 repeal effort.

Democrats and their allies loaded a U-Haul truck full of more than 166,000 signatures to deliver to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's just more than a week after he said they were more than 9,500 short of the roughly 231,000 they needed.

Among other changes, the election overhaul shortens the swing state's early voting period.

Opponents contend it will lead to longer lines and make it difficult for working people to cast a ballot. Democrats are also trying to protect a method of voting they see as a boon for their party.