COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The decision by Ohio's elections chief to rescind his order barring counties from setting voting hours on disputed early-voting days has satisfied a federal judge.
The judge in Columbus on Monday canceled a court hearing scheduled this week involving Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted). Husted was to have explained how his prohibition to the counties did not violate the court's ruling in a lawsuit brought by President Barack Obama's campaign.
The judge says the hearing isn't necessary because Husted rescinded his order Friday.
The judge last month granted the Obama's campaign's request to give all Ohio voters the option of casting ballots in person during the three days before Election Day.
Husted then prohibited counties from setting hours on those days while the state is appealing.