It’s come to this: The president of the United States suing one of those states because they’re merely trying to prevent election fraud.
President Barack Obama’s campaign filed a lawsuit in Columbus this afternoon, seeking to restore the three days of early voting prior to Election Day that the GOP-controlled legislature eliminated, the campaign announced in an exclusive interview with the Beacon Journal today.
The suit, filed in federal court, was the first filed by Obama’s campaign of this election.
The campaign claims changes made by the legislature created inequality among military voters who can cast early ballots through the day before the election and all other voters who only have until 6 p.m. on the Friday before the election to vote in-person absentee. This, the campaign contends, is a violation of the equal protection provision of the U.S. Constitution.
These are the same people that do everything they can to disenfranchise the military votes.
“The last three days of early vote are especially important to ensuring a free and fair election,” Obama for America-Ohio Senior Advisor Aaron Pickrell, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern, and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a joint statement provided to the Beacon Journal today. “That is why today we are moving forward in the fight to reinstate the last three days of early voting and ensure that all Ohio voters can make their voices heard this November.”
So just like in 2008, they wants three extra days to bus in people from out of state.
Of course it’s baseless, but these people are already so desperate Obama has to jack up the fear meter months out of the election.
The state’s GOP chairman, Bob Bennett, called the lawsuit “just another circus sideshow.”
“Nobody is being disenfranchised here, as Ohio’s voters who choose to vote early can do so by mail 24 hours a day, seven days a week or at early voting polls,” Bennett said in a written statement.
Expect a lot more of this nonsense after their defeat in Florida.