US Appeals Court Says Ohio Inmates Don't Get Extra Vote Time

Associated Press

Federal appeals judges ruled Tuesday that people in Ohio who unexpectedly find themselves in jail ahead of an election should not be granted the same ability to vote late as those who are suddenly hospitalized. "Innocent until proven guilty should also apply to the right to vote," said Mark Gaber, director of trial litigation at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. "Our brave clients shined a light on this national issue. Unfortunately, the appeals court has downplayed the significance of the problem, which disproportionately hurts voters of color and low-income voters."

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