Now why is Team Obama trying to suppress our military members from voting early? Think it has anything to do with the majority of service members being conservative?
President Barack Obama’s campaign organization asked a U.S. appeals court to uphold a lower-court ruling that found Ohio’s early-voting laws unconstitutional.
The campaign said the laws, which give Ohioans in the military and living overseas three more early-voting days than other people, impose a significant burden on the right to vote.
“Making it more difficult for people to vote serves no public purpose,” Donald J. McTigue, a lawyer with Obama for America, wrote in a Sept. 17 brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
Challenges to laws Democrats say will widely disenfranchise citizens, such as voter-list purges, early-voting curbs and photo-identification mandates, are pending in Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa,Florida and Ohio.
Many of these laws are being contested in states where both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns see possible victories in November.