Mitt Romney, Military Groups Slam Obama Attempt to Block Giving U.S. Military Special Voting Privileges in Ohio – Video 8/3/12
Mitt Romney responds to news President Barack Obama is attempting to block an Ohio law that gives members of the U.S. Military an extra three days for early-voting. The law attempts to assist members of the military overseas who often have difficulty in getting their absentee votes in on time.
BLOOMBERG: The National Guard Association of the United States and more than a dozen other fraternal military groups asked a U.S. judge for permission to intervene in and oppose a lawsuit filed by President Barack Obama’s campaign challenging the fairness of Ohio’s early voting rules.
The campaign sued Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted on July 17, claiming the state’s two-tiered early voting process violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection under the law.
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 campaign seeks a court order invalidating the statutes.
“Members of the U.S. Armed Forces risk their lives to keep this nation safe and defend the fundamental constitutional right to vote,” the military groups said in in their request to intervene in the case. . . . Read More