After a disastrous 2004 election where long lines led to 174,000 Ohio voters leaving their polling place without voting (Bush won the state by 118,000 votes), Ohio instituted common sense early voting laws. Now, Ohio republicans seem intent on a repeat of 2004 and are doing everything they can to curtail access to anyone who even looks like they might vote Democratic.
They tried to cut early voting down from 35 days to 11, with no early voting on Sundays when the state's black population tends to vote.
They took away the ability of veterans, women, doctors, 9/11 first responders who moved to Ohio, Nuns, priests, the elderly, disabled to vote the three days before an election; this is the time when a majority of 2008 early Ohio voters exercised their constitutional right.
Worst of all, Republicans are going county by county and limiting voting hours in Dem leaning counties while expanding them in Rep leaning counties.
This is a travesty and anyone; Republican, Democrat, or "Independent;" should be outraged by what the Republican party is doing.