Husted Tells Federal Judge "You Can't Tell ME What To Do!"
Well, we'll see.
Ohio Secretary of State, acting with all the thoughtfulness, class, and reasonableness of a sulky two year old, has said he won't follow the order of federal judge Peter Economus to reinstate the three-day in-person early-voting window the three days before the election. Instead of graciously conceding that it makes sense to allow Ohio's citizens this addition time to vote during the most popular early voting period instead of rolling back the opportunities they had in 2008, Husted has already announced his intention to squander our tax dollars appealing Economus' decision.
Now, Husted hasn't filed for a stay of the decision. He's just decided on his own that he doesn't have to follow the court's order because after all, in Ohio, Republican elected officials don't have to follow the law, do they? Husted and Governor Kasich may hate each other, but they sure do share this belief!
The judge may not see things that way though. According to Talking Points Memo,
It isn't just the Obama campaign that is upset over Ohio's decision to ignore a federal court order instructing them to reinstate early voting during the three day period before the November election. The federal judge who issued the decision seems pretty perturbed too, ordering Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to show up to a Sept. 13 hearing in-person.
"This Court hereby ORDERS that Defendant Secretary of State Jon Husted personally attend the hearing," U.S. District Judge Peter Economus wrote in an order Wednesday afternoon.
We will be eager waiting to hear if Husted tells the judge "You can't tell me what to do! I'm putting my hands over my ears and humming! I'm going to hold my breath until I turn blue! Waaaaaaaaaaaah!!!"