Election

Early Voting Lawsuits Cost Ohio $85,000

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has hired outside counsel to help him sort through the many lawsuits over his early voting restrictions, which has thus far cost the state $85,000 in legal fees. Husted is currently juggling his pending appeal to limit voting on the last weekend before Election Day to military families only, a wrongful termination suit from two election officials who were fired for supporting early voting, and a suit brought by his predecessor, Jennifer Brunner, to restore weekend voting. Husted’s lawyer, William Consovoy, is also defending Florida in its plan to cut voting hours and previously pushed a failed challenge to Voting Rights Act.