COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio House is expected to approve a contentious measure Wednesday that repeals a new election law in the presidential battleground state.
If enacted, the repeal measure would leave in place the old rules governing Ohio elections before the overhaul law was passed by lawmakers last summer. The bill also would reaffirm a separate change made last year in a different bill that cuts off in-person early voting on the Friday evening before Election Day.
Democrats say the bill, which heads next to the governor, goes beyond a simple repeal because it reinstates elements to the state election law they say are harmful to voters.
The bill cleared a Republican-dominated Ohio House panel on Tuesday and was previously approved by the Senate.