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Indiana Courts To Decide Early Voting Issue

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A federal judge in Indiana is sending a legal dispute over early voting in three Northwest Indiana cities back to local courts.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen’s says he does not have jurisdiction to decide whether Gary, Hammond and East Chicago can proceed with early voting.

He sent the case back to the Superior Court of Lake County. Tomorrow, Judge Calvin Hawkins will hear arguments on a restraining order he granted last week.

County Republicans asked for the order to keep early voting centers from opening.

They say the satellite centers could create a risk of vote fraud. Local Democrats say the GOP is trying to suppress voting in the heavily Democratic cities.

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