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Why is the Obama campaign attempting to disenfranchise Military voters?
Originally posted by simarilian at Why is the Obama campaign attempting to disenfranchise Military voters?
Why would the democrats want the military votes to not be taken?

Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting:
President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state's law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is "arbitrary" with "no discernible rational basis."

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so.

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lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: August 4th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
Gee, could it be that the military mostly favors Republicans?
merig00 From: merig00 Date: August 4th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
Not really true

Edit: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/12/just-how-republican-is-the-military/

Edited at 2012-08-04 07:40 pm (UTC)
merig00 From: merig00 Date: August 4th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link to this entry)
As far as I understand it right now Ohio keeps polls open over the weekend just for military since general public can vote only up to Friday. So it is a stupid law - if you keep doors open over the weekend and pay overtime to your workers why not allow everyone to vote over the weekend. If it wasn't election time it would actually be a reasonable lawsuit, but doing this right before the election - stupid stupid stupid.
simarilian From: simarilian Date: August 11th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC) (Link to this entry)
This goes around every election. You hear stories of military vote suppression, ballots held up for over seas serving military, slow mail not returning the ballots on time, etc.

It's a standard tactic. As Chris Rock says, they wish they didn't have to sink so low.
saturnfall From: saturnfall Date: April 14th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC) (Link to this entry)
I really miss your posts, hope all is well with you.
reality_hammer From: reality_hammer Date: April 25th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC) (Link to this entry)
Actually I'm much better than a month ago when I was in the hospital twice. :P

I always planned on donating my body to science, but not on the installment plan. :D
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