Perhaps draft dodger Mitt Romney thinks he can bully Ohio voters into voting for him in November?
“Mitt Romney and his campaign have completely fabricated a claim that the Obama campaign is trying to restrict military voting in Ohio. In fact, the opposite is true: the Obama campaign filed a lawsuit to make sure every Ohioan,including military members and their families, has early voting rights over the last weekend prior to the election
The case filed with the court could not be clearer on this point. The real story of what is happening in the Buckeye State is that Mitt Romney supports the Republican effort to stop people from voting by restricting their access to the polls. In 2008, more than 93,000 Ohioans utilized early voting in the three days before the election. In complete disregard of the will of Ohio voters expressed last year through the referendum process, the Republican legislature is attempting to remove from the vast majority of voters — including veterans of our armed services — the early voting rights they enjoyed in 2008. This latest Republican attack on rights of voters is shameful — and so is Mitt Romney’s endorsement of it. –OFA Military Veterans and Family Vote Director, Bob Diamond
Today on Facebook, Mitt Romney claims that the Obama campaign is trying to “undermine” the ability of members of the military to vote in Ohio:
President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.
The Obama campaign filed a lawsuit to make sure every Ohioan has early voting rights, including military members and their families.
What happened to early voting in Ohio?
- In the 2008 presidential election, more than 93,000 Ohioans utilized early voting in the three days before the election.
- Earlier this year, Ohio’s GOP-controlled legislature passed an election reform law that cut off early voting three days before the election.
- More than 300,000 Ohioans signed a petition to secure a referendum on the November 6th ballot in order to repeal this law. Rather than face the referendum, the legislature, at the urging of Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, decided to repeal the law.
- However, “in an unusual turn of events,” Ohio Republicans managed to keep a technical provisionof the bill that shortens the early voting process and eliminates the last three days of early voting for all citizens except military personnel and their families.
Mitt Romney knows that President Obama is leading him in the polls in OHIO. What else does he and his campaign have in their bag of filthy, disgusting tricks, but to distract from the FACT that Mitt Romney has not released just his 2010 INCOME TAXE RETURNS, and a slew of other financials records, in attempts to not release YEARS of tax returns.