COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief says it's time to move on after the Supreme Court refused his request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the battleground state.
The high court on Tuesday sided with Democrats, clearing the way for early voting on the final three days before Election Day.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says in a statement that despite the ruling, he believes the Ohio Legislature, not the federal courts, should set the voting rules.
But he says it's time to set aside the issue for this election.
President Barack Obama's campaign and Democrats sued the state over changes in Ohio law that took away the three days of voting for most people. The changes made exceptions for military personnel and Ohioans living overseas.