Ohio2006 has an excellent summary.
“Today was a good day for democracy,” plaintiffs’ attorney Subodh Chandra said to me late tonight as he drove back to Cleveland, after helping negotiate a consent order in the federal lawsuit challenging the new voter ID requirements in Ohio. “This is not a case without a victory. We achieved a consent order that contains major victories for voters.” In particular, the consent order “ensures that thousands of Ohioans whose votes were at risk because of a vague statute, compounded by the secretary of state’s failure to give directives (followed by a wrong and overly restrictive directive on the eve of the hearing), will be counted. This includes the many people who wrote down the number from their drivers license photographs, which would not be counted under the directive issued the day of the hearing.”
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