Bad couple of days for the GOP voter suppression campaign…..
The court’s have deep six-ed Florida time for ID BS….
The court’s have thrown out Texas ‘s restrictive ID laws….
Early voting is upheld in Ohio by the courts……
( several GOP staff people have testified that the object of the voter ID action was to indeed suppress the black vote)
American’s need to go out and vote against the people who tried take AWAY THEIR vote…..
A federal judge in Ohio on Friday granted a request from President Barack Obama’s campaign to give all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.
U.S. District Judge Peter Economus in Columbus issued a preliminary injunction in the case involving state law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election. The law makes an exception for military personnel and Ohio voters living overseas.
Economus concluded that the law was unconstitutional in changing the in-person early voting deadline and that the state was wrongly valuing certain votes above others.
Attorney General Mike DeWine quickly announced he would appeal the decision.
The judge’s ruling said he expects Ohio’s elections chief, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, to direct all county elections boards to maintain a specific, consistent schedule on those three days “in keeping with his earlier directive that only by doing so can he ensure that Ohio’s election process is `uniform, accessible for all, fair, and secure.'”
A spokesman said Husted’s office was reviewing the decision and declined to comment further.
Obama’s campaign and Democrats had sued Husted and DeWine over the legality of the law. They argued everyone should have the chance to vote on those three days before the election.
“We are pleased the court agreed to restore equal and fair access to early voting,” Aaron Pickrell, senior adviser for the Obama campaign in Ohio, said in a statement. “The people of Ohio had overwhelmingly expressed their desire to preserve the early voting system which has been so successful in recent years.”Share on Facebook