it's about voter fraud that doesnt exist
Ohio Veterans United, along with a number of military groups, including the National Guard Association have voiced opposition to a lawsuit filed by President Obama’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party challenging the fairness of Ohio’s early voting rules claiming that the state’s use of a two-tiered early voting process violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.
“Military voters deserve to have every opportunity possible to cast their ballot, and in Ohio, we have worked with Ohio military organizations to ensure they do,” says Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State. “This premise of the Obama campaign’s lawsuit is that because of the high level of support we offer to members of the military and their families, the rest of Ohioans are somehow being treated unfairly. I fundamentally disagree and will make no apologies for the additional flexibility we have afforded our service members to participate in Ohio elections. The truth is there is plenty of opportunity for all voters to participate in the election this November whether they choose to vote early, by mail or on Election Day.”
In Ohio, state law allows families of armed forces members and civilians overseas to vote through the Monday before an election while early voting for all other Ohioans ends the preceding Friday. The Obama campaign wants a court order to invalidate the Ohio statutes.
“The men and women serving in the U.S. military, who risk their lives for us, have often been denied the basic right to vote,” says Harry Prestanski, executive director and founding member of Ohio Veterans United. “Our mission is to ensure that military voters have the ability to cast their votes and to have them counted. This lawsuit is an intentional attack on those serving in the military and purposely disenfranchises those serving their country.”
Ohio was recently recognized by The Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project for their leadership in promoting and protecting the voting rights of America’s military service members and their families.
Ohio House Bill Number 194, House Bill Number 224 and Senate Bill Number 295 were enacted by the 129th Ohio General Assembly. These laws allows voters using the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (“UOCAVA”) to vote early in-person at a board of elections office up through the Monday before Election Day, while non-UOCAVA voters can vote early in-person at a board of elections office (or designated alternate site) only up until 6 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day. Basically, the Ohio Legislature recognized the undue hardship imposed on those military men and women serving and provided an additional three days for them to vote.The lawsuit by the Obama campaign would eliminate the extra three days allowed the military.
“I find this move by the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party to be offensive,” said Prestanski. “In 2000, the Democratic party disenfranchised military voters using absentee ballots when key Democratic Party officials led a campaign to have numerous military ballots be disqualified .It was disgusting then and it is disgusting now.”
And I could give you another dozen smears from the rightist Echo Chamber.
Let's look at what really happened:
Bad as some of the current GOP tactics are, this one is exceptionaly low. I would love to see some of the right on this board own up to the crap just once.
Or will you guys spin it as well.
s rightist legislature voted to surpress all pre-election voting. No longer could the poor, the aged and those who's work keeps them from being able to turn up at the polls vote early - as many as 60,000 legitimate voters will be effectively disenfranchised. Oh but wait, this little law also affected members of the military so an exemption was put into place. Obama rightfully claims that this two tiered voting plan is unconstitutional.
Rather than the GOP admitting that they are purposefully sculpting the vote in their favor they are accusing Obama of attempting to keep the military from voting.
Argue for your opinion because it is true, not because it is your opinion.
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it's about voter fraud that doesnt exist
Talk about spin!
The "poor and the aged" You mean all the black voters the democrats bus to the polls after church the Sunday before! LOL What a damn liar, are you banking on people not doing their own research?
Obama and the democrats lawsuit is jeopardizing the liberty given to our military men and women over seas the chance to vote early, he and the democrats are a complete POS for this one, nice fucking try.Thank God our military can see right through this bullshit!
Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Obama’s campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections afforded to service members, such as the extended time they have to cast a ballot.Obama’s campaign and Democrats filed the lawsuit last month against Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute over the battleground state’s law that restricts early, in-person voting during the final three days before Election Day.
The campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party contend the law unfairly ends in-person voting for most Ohioans three days earlier than it does for military and overseas voters.
Even if Obama is trying to stop Ohio from disenfranchising voters what does that have to do with Republicans? Are there no democrats in the military or something?
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Do some research outside of the Daily Kos or stick to the global warming and gay marriage threads where it is strictly opinion!
i suppose in your little world, no non-black people vote early.
i'll repeat the plain facts, since plain facts piss you off so much: the president wants to keep early voting open to everyone, including retired vets, active duty soldiers, non-active duty soldiers, and more. including those scary black people.
and yes, the science of ACC is all opinion, too. how did i forget that temperature records were just opinion?
Obama's an asshole. Where's the arguement?
He's also one to talk about constitutionality: Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5.
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.If we extend it even to those who are intolerant,if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant,then the tolerant will be destroyed,tolerance with them.