Friday, August 31, 2012

Ohio Verdict Another Blow to GOP Attempts to Restrict Voting

 By Evil Sax/Diary of a Republican Hater

 They've suffered some big losses this week, in Texas, in Florida, and now South Carolina is worried about their voter id law. 

       Now, a federal judge as restored early voting on the last 3 days before the election. 

      "A federal judge in Ohio on Friday restored early voting rights in the three days before the election, ruling in favor of the Obama campaign."

      "U.S. District judge Peter C. Economus ruled that "restoring in-person early voting to all Ohio voters through the Monday before Election Day does not deprive UOCAVA voters from early voting."

      "Instead, and more importantly, it places all Ohio voters on equal standing," Economus ruled. He said the state "fails to articulate a precise, compelling interest in establishing the 6 p.m. Friday deadline as applied to non-UOCAVA voters and has failed to evidence any commitment to the 'exception' it rhetorically extended to UOCAVA voters."

     "The Romney campaign had falsely accused Obama of trying to curtail military voting when the suit simply sought to force the state to make early voting available to all Ohio voters."

     http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/federal-judge-restores-early-voting-in-ohio-after?ref=fpa

     When you actually write down the Romney complaint in words it's hard to see how this even was considered a respectable law suit. How could letting others vote somehow restrict military voters? Anyway, though the GOP got a victory in Pennsylvania recently, they have lost a lot of important contests this week.
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