Indiana judge allows early voting to go on
Chicago Tribune - October 23, 2008
A Lake County Superior Court Judge on Wednesday ordered early voting sites in heavily Democratic Hammond, Gary and East Chicago to remain open in a decision that could affect the presidential election in the battleground state of Indiana.
In her decision, Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider dismissed complaints from local GOP officials trying to block the sites on the grounds they violated local election rules and created a risk for voter fraud.
Since local Republicans first sought to close the sites two weeks ago, the case has drawn attention from the presidential campaigns of both John McCain and Barack Obama because Indiana is a swing state.
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