Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting

Mike Flynn
Big Government
2 Aug 2012

President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis,” I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty…

The article continues at Big Government.

Update: Mitt Romney, Military Groups Slam Obama Attempt to Block Giving U.S. Military Special Voting Privileges in Ohio – Video 8/3/12

Update 2Obama, Holder silent on 10k potentially disenfranchised Joplin tornado victims

Approximately 10,000 people in Joplin, Missouri may be disenfranchised because of the May 2011 tornado that destroyed the town, local news outlets are reporting…


Update 3Democrats Versus Military Voters: Not the First Time

…Barack Obama, who once claimed he supported gay marriage because of the soldiers “fighting on my behalf,” evidently cannot be bothered to defend those same soldiers’ right to vote.

Update 4: Axelrod defends suit on Ohio military voting law, calls Romney’s stance ‘shameful’

…Alexrod repeated that point Sunday and suggested Republicans continue to try to find ways to “keep shrinking” the voting population.

The National Guard Association and other military groups are firing back, saying it’s “offensive” for Democrats to suggest in the suit it’s arbitrary for service members to get special consideration.

Men and women in uniform typically get more time than other voters to send in absentee ballots since they may be serving in an overseas or domestic location that is not close to their home polling station.

The stakes in this legal battle are huge: Obama is anxious to keep Ohio’s 18 electoral votes in the Democratic column this November. And no Republican has won the White House without carrying the state…

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