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Monday, November 24th, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters.

Attorneys for the political party and two homeless coalitions argue that certain provisions of the laws put registered voters' ballots at risk of being invalidated and make it difficult for voters to correct issues with their ballots.

The plaintiffs raise the concerns in a proposed supplemental complaint to a 2006 case dealing with provisional ballots. It's up to the federal court to decide whether the complaint will go forward.

The groups aren't asking the court to block the laws before Tuesday's election.

However, the secretary of state's office called the timing "reckless," saying it could lead to confusion for election officials and voters.

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