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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ind. Courts - "Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins late today ruled that the early voting in Lake County's northern cities - Gary, Hammond and East Chicago - should continue"

Updating this entry from earlier this afternoon (one of several today), John Byrne reports on the Gary Post-Tribune in a story posted late today that begins:

Lake Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins late today ruled that the early voting in Lake County's northern cities - Gary, Hammond and East Chicago - should continue.

"For me to enter a (temporary restraining order) at this time, which I believe this court can do, would create even more chaos," Hawkins said.

Hawkins said he had grave concerns about the way the Lake County Election Board conducts elections, but said he did not believe that concern legitimatized disenfranchising legitimate voters.

And this from Bill Dolan's (NWI Times) most recent update:
Lake County Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins on Tuesday refused a request by Republicans' lawyers to stop early in-person voting until the Indiana Supreme Court hears the matter in the coming days.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 14, 2008 07:08 PM
Posted to Ind. Trial Ct. Decisions