President Obama's Re-Election Committee, and Ohio Democratic Party, Sue Ohio over Elimination of Early Voting on The Three Days Before the Election

On July 17, President Obama’s re-election campaign, and the Ohio Democratic Party, and the National Democratic Committee filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio. The lawsuit charges that Ohio’s elimination of early voting on November 3-5 (the weekend and Monday before election day) violates the Fourteenth Amendment. Ohio permitted early voting on the three days before the 2008 presidential election, but the law was changed since then. Here is the complaint. The case is Obama for America v Husted, 2:12-cv-636. It was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus, a Clinton appointee.

The case will point out all the problems in Ohio in November 2004, when at some precincts, there were so few voting booths, and so many voters, that some voters had to wait in line for more than four hours. Other Ohio precincts with fewer voters had many more voting booths, and voters in those precincts had to wait only a brief time in order to vote. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.

3 comments

  1. Demo Rep · · Reply

    Hmmm. ONE voting booth / machine in Donkey precincts ???

    Two or more voting booths / machines in Elephant precincts ???

    Most NON-CRIMINAL regimes require a somewhat equal ratio of actual votes / booths / voting machines

    See Bush v. Gore 2000.

    I.E. Is Ohio an Elephant monarchy/oligarchy regime in violation of the Republican FORM of Govt section – Art. IV, Sec. 4 — in the nearly DEAD U.S.A. Const. ???

    How about ALL snail mail ballots ???

    Oregon survives.

  2. TruFoe · · Reply

    But…the shortage of voting booths in Democratic precincts was just a coincidence, wasn’t it?

  3. I find it very difficult to defend my position for Obama when Planned parenthood (abortions) are a part of the platform. Abortion and Gay rights have no business on the political platform. I am very pro life, believe abortion is murder, yet I know a need for medical reform has to be made and the middle class is in dire trouble. I think billionaires should be made to pay more taxes, they have more to protect.

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