Ohio official: Courts shouldn't set voting rules

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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, voters stand in line outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections just before it opened for early voting, in Cincinnati. The Supreme Court is siding with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in the battleground state of Ohio. The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day.  (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
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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.

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