COLUMBUS -- As he concluded his sermon at Faith Ministries Church in Columbus Sunday, Pastor Dexter Wise asked how many people had voted already. Only about a third of his 500 members raised their hands.

"The way stuff is happening here, they'll have some law by tomorrow that says none of us can vote Tuesday," Wise joked as he urged his followers to join him in a vehicle caravan after services that would take them to a nearby shopping center.