“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.”~
This guy just doesn’t stop lying. There is literally NOTHING factual at all about what this guy says. Conservatives are trying to restrict voting rights throughout the country; it’s a concerted effort. And this new effort in Ohio is no different. President Obama is actually taking the state of Ohio to court to ensure EVERYONE has the right to vote. But Romney thinks that you’re just really stupid and that you’ll believe anything he says. The American people can be tricked to believe a lot of things but this is so blatantly false and dishonest that I don’t think any honest conservative will actually believe this if they hear both sides of the story. Of course that would require turning the channel from Fox “News”.
Bottom line – it’s very simple … Republicans are trying to shrink the voting window for everyone but military. Democrats are trying to expand the window for everyone including military. President Obama isn’t trying to take away rights … he is trying to ensure everyone else’s rights are not harmed. And conservatives want to hide behind the military like cowards. Mitt is a coward; he’ll send these kids to fight and die in some war in Iran for oil and he’ll make George W. Bush look like a foreign policy deity but really – you should trust this guy on being a commander in chief </sarcasm>.
Talking Points Memo explains the false Romney charge HERE:
Mitt Romney attacked a lawsuit brought by President Obama’s campaign seeking the restoration of early voting rights for Ohio voters by falsely implying that Obama is trying to take away the early voting privileges for members of the military.
Actually, the Obama campaign’s lawsuit, filed by the campaign in mid-July, explicitly asks a federal court to restore in-person early voting rights to all eligible Ohio voters on the three days preceding Election Day.
The suit does not seek to prevent members of the military from voting in person during that period, rather it seeks to force Ohio to give other voters (including, for instance, cops and firefighters) the same opportunity to vote.
David Axelrod talked to Chris Wallace about this today on Fox News Sunday:
Wallace: Your campaign is suing the state of Ohio for giving members of the military extra time to vote early, to the Monday before the election while other voters are going to have only until Friday. You don’t think that members of the military who are serving this country deserve special consideration to vote?
Axelrod: I absolutely do and the way you stated it and the way, frankly, Gov. Romney has stated it is completely false and misleading. What that lawsuit calls for is not to deprive the military of the right to vote on the final weekend of the campaign — of course they should have that right. What that suit is about is whether the rest of Ohio should have the same right. And I think it’s shameful that Gov. Romney would hide behind our servicemen and women to try and win a lawsuit to try and deprive other Ohioans of their right to vote.
The Republican controlled legislature and Governor John Kasich (R-OH) decided to restrict how many days voters could vote in advance of the final day of voting and Obama is trying to ensure EVERYONE has the ability to vote; Rachel Maddow explains all that here:
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