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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

Is 0bama trying to disenfranchise the Military vote in Ohio?

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    No. Republican lawmakers in Ohio have passed a new state policy that restricts early-voting rights: active-duty troops can vote up to three days before Election Day, but no one else can.

    To that end, President Obama's campaign filed a lawsuit a few weeks ago, asking a federal court to restore in-person early voting for all Ohioans during the three days prior to Election Day. Three weeks later, Romney told a lie so blatant and offensive that it raises questions once again about the candidate's character and what standards of decency he's prepared to abandon to advance his ambitions.

    Obama wants all eligible Ohio voters, including servicemen and women, to have the same ability to vote, which Romney says, in writing, means Obama is trying to "undermine" the troops' ability to vote.

    This is as loathsome a lie as Romney has told all year -- and given his record, that's not an easy threshold to meet.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/romne...

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  • 7 years ago

    He's NOT suing to suppress the military vote, he's suing to stop Ohio from suppressing everyone else's vote. I read the lawsuit. http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/litigation/Ob...

    It's a side effect of the Obama campaign's lawsuit against a new Ohio law that cuts the time allowed for early in-person voting. The simple version is that everyone (civilians and military) had been allowed to vote up to the day before the election. The new law says that in-person early voting has to end 3 days before the election, except for military voters who can vote up to the day before the election. The Obama campaign wants everyone to be able to vote early, it isn't saying that military people shouldn't be allowed to vote early.

    The Democrats say that military voters shouldn't be singled out. AMVETS and other military organizations don't want the court to set a precedent that says military voters shouldn't get different treatment.

  • 7 years ago

    Today on Facebook, Mitt Romney claims that the Obama campaign is trying to “undermine” the ability of members of the military to vote in Ohio:

    President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.

    This certainly sounds outrageous, but it is not true. Since 2005, Ohio has had in person early-voting in the three days prior to the election. This year, however, the Republican legislature in Ohio eliminated early voting during this period, except for members of the military. The Obama lawsuit is attempting to restore voting rights for all Ohioans, not restrict them for the military or any other group.

  • Vince
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Fox News Special Report guest host Shannon Bream falsely claimed that the Obama campaign is suing to prevent military voters in Ohio from having extra time to cast their ballots. In reality, the lawsuit seeks to allow all voters in Ohio to cast their ballots during the window open to military personnel and their families. The lawsuit does not seek to restrict voting by military families in any way.

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/08/03/foxs-eveni...

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  • Di
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Apparently our Commander in Chief wants to win Ohio and realizes he cannot do it if the military is able to vote. They realize they have been used and would vote appropriately, if they were given the time to do so.

    And this from the administration that bangs on about voting rights, "fair shake" and "fair play."

  • IceT
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Yes. Where are all the Libs who worry so much about voter disenfranchisement?! I guess these voters aren't the "right" voters. Just more Lib hypocrisy!

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