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Obama Sues OH For Cutting Early Voting 3 Days

From the Akron Beacon Journal:

Obama campaign sues Ohio over early-voting restrictions

By STEPHANIE WARSMITH | Tuesday, July 17, 2012

AKRON, Ohio — More than 1.7 million Ohioans voted before Election Day in the 2008 presidential election – about 30 percent of all ballots cast.

And nearly 100,000 of them voted in-person in the final three days before the November election.

And Ohio has been at the center of how many voter fraud investigations? But perhaps it’s just a coincidence.

Noting the significance of those numbers, President Barack Obama’s campaign filed a federal lawsuit in Columbus on Wednesday, seeking to restore the three days of early voting prior to Election Day that the GOP-controlled Ohio Legislature eliminated earlier this year.

The suit was the first legal action Obama’s campaign has filed in this election.

But you can bet it won’t be the last. And all of them will be geared to making it easier for people to commit voter fraud. Voter fraud is the Mother’s milk of Democrat politics.

But why do the Democrats believe they can only win by cheating?

"This lawsuit seeks to treat all Ohio citizens equally under the law," Bob Bauer, the attorney for Obama for America, the president’s campaign committee, said during a conference call with reporters. "We want to restore the right of all to vote before Election Day."

Where did the “right to vote before Election Day” come from? And what is so crucial about another three days when early voting in Ohio now begins on October 2nd, which is 34 calendar days before November 6th. (See below.)

The campaign says changes the Ohio Legislature made created inequality among military and overseas voters, who can cast early ballots through the day before the election

Yes, Democrats are famous for their concern about the military having their votes counted. (This is sarcasm.)

"Without early voting in these last three days before Election Day, tens of thousands of citizens who would have otherwise exercised their right to vote during this time period, including the plaintiffs’ members and supporters, may not be able to participate in future elections at all," the campaign’s complaint states.

Huh? If they can’t vote early they might never be able to vote again?

Bob Bennett, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, said in an email Tuesday that "no one is being disenfranchised" as they still have ample time to vote early by mail or in-person at elections boards. Early voting in Ohio begins Oct. 2

Be fair. It’s hard to steal all the votes they need in just one month.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Sues OH For Cutting Early Voting 3 Days”

  1. ilzito guacamolito says:

    Well, the Dems’ motto has always been “Vote early, vote often”.

    It’s a good thing this isn’t going to SCOTUS. Roberts would most definitely find for the plaintiff, because he obviously understands this type of ‘reasoning’.

  2. canary says:

    Obama’s biggest suits were threatened against the media. I’m sure he’s at it again.


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