October 17th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Supreme Court backs Ohio official in election dispute

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court is backing Ohio elections officials in an ongoing dispute over allegations of voter registration fraud.

The justices in an unsigned opinion Friday blocked a lower court order directing the Ohio Secretary of State– a Democrat– to update its voter registration database after information provided by some newly registered voters did not match up with Social Security and driver registration numbers.

The state Republican party had asked for enforcement of a temporary restraining order, but the justices ultimately denied that request.

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soundoff (204 Responses)
  1. obama supporter in NC

    Dave: if you want to blame someone, blame the more conservative leaning supreme court. I grew up in Ohio and the republican machine there is more corrupt than the democrats...

    October 17, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  2. Texas Lady

    Wow...the whole concept of LEGAL voters is thrown out – after the Democrats try to get fake voters out to get the obamanation elected.

    ACORN – and OBAMA make me sick.

    October 17, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Martiniano Obamite

    There go those ACTIVIST LEFT WING JUDGES again! They must be IN THE TANK for Barry HUSSEIN Obama!!!!!!!!! This nation is going down the SOCIALIST road like a basket to hell!!!!!!!!

    (That is my sarcastic summation of the emotional whining we'll hear from Conservatives about this decision by the SCOTUS).

    Obama 08. Finally, common sense is returning to America.

    October 17, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Steve/ Houston,TX

    Wow, justice is finally ringing true for America! Change really is coming and it has OBAMA/BIDEN written all over it!

    October 17, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
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