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Ellison Barber reports from Columbus, Ohio to in-person vote will be postponed.
The Ohio Supreme Court, in an early morning, went on a 11-hour request to force the state to move forward with its primary elections, originally planned for Tuesday, but postponed to Monday by Gov. Mike DeWine due to the Corona Virus threat.
The court was responding to a request for a mandamus — a warrant that an officer doing his job a certain way and is called for the arguments of the government, why it could not keep the choice with a compressed schedule 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. It ruled against the granting of the writ early Tuesday morning without issuing a full opinion.
Three of the seven judges on the Ohio Supreme Court DeWine’s son, Pat DeWine, and the other two running for re-election — have declined to participate, which is negotiated in the ruling, that is, a narrow majority of the court was also included in the deal.
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Simply by the back of the question have a sense of mandamus, the Ohio Supreme Court, which is not to say necessarily that what DeWine is doing is legal, or that the lower court, to announce the decided against DeWine on Monday — prompt DeWine that he would close the polls, anyway-wrong. All it will do is decline to say, DeWine, what to do.
It is unclear that DeWine will have to keep maintained would be a writ ordering him to, – Tuesday elections, to follow his commitment against the Corona Virus pandemic in his state, and his previous refusal to a court to say that the election should go forward.
“During this time, if we would force in the face of an unprecedented public health crisis, the conduct of an election tomorrow, poll workers and voters to an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus,” DeWine said after the lower court ruled against him Monday.
Secretary of state Frank LaRose defended to postpone the decision and after the election on Tuesday morning comments.
“There is no question in my mind that the action the Governor took, is allowed under the law,” LaRose, citing a provision in Ohio law that the state health Director broad powers to control the spread of disease. “There will be lawsuits. My team is ready to argue. I know that the Governor is the team so good.”
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Nevertheless, the highest court in Ohio has, at least, as a rule, refused against DeWine, at least some legal legitimacy to add to his survey closure
DeWine has asked LaRose to work through the courts to find a solution, so that Ohioans can have a “free and fair” elections without the risk of infection with the coronavirus. DeWine originally wanted to move the Ohio primary back to the 2. June, although it is unclear whether this is the end result of what scenario to a rather messy legal.
Fox News’ Ellison Barber contributed to this report.