Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ohio Republicans Carry Their Fight Against Voting to the Supreme Court

Will Any Conservatives Condemn This Anti-Democracy Party

In Ohio the Republicans are trying to cook the books on voting.  It seems that polls show early voters support Democrats, but military personnel strongly support Mr. Romney.  So the geniuses in Ohio decided that they need to shut down early voting early, but since they want the votes of the military personnel they decided early voting could continue, but just for active military personnel.

The Federal courts rightly struck down this nonsense.

Ohio officials said that local election boards needed the weekend to prepare for Election Day, but that military voters deserve special treatment because they can be deployed at any time.

The appeals court, however, said that local jurisdictions do not have to offer voting on the weekend, but that if they do, it must be open to all.

“While there is a compelling reason to provide more opportunities for military voters to cast their ballots, there is no corresponding satisfactory reason to prevent non-military voters from casting their ballots as well,” Circuit Judge Eric L. Clay wrote for two other judges.

“The public interest . . . . favors permitting as many qualified voters to vote as possible,” he added.

Wow, think about that statement, ‘the public interest favors permitting as many qualified voters to vote as possible’.  Who could be opposed to such a sentiment?  Well, Ohio Republicans who want to skewer the vote in favor of Mr. Romney, that’s who.

So Ohio Republicans will take the dispute to the Supreme Court. 

Ohio asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a federal appeals court’s ruling that the state must allow all voters to cast ballots on the weekend before the election, not just those in the military.

So where is the outrage?  Don’t be silly, these are Republicans.  It’s what they do.

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