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Obama angers military groups with lawsuit against Ohio early voting law
Washington Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/04/2012 8:31:34 PM PDT by nhwingut

Fifteen Ohio military groups have gone to court to oppose an “offensive” lawsuit filed by President Obama’s campaign that challenges a law allowing military members to vote on days when the rest of the state cannot.

“The Obama campaign’s and Democratic National Committee’s argument that it is arbitrary and unconstitutional to afford special consideration, flexibility, and accommodations to military voters to make it easier for them to vote in person is not only offensive, but flatly wrong as a matter of law,” the military groups — which include the Marine Corps League, the Association of the U.S. Army, and the Association of the U.S. Navy — argued in their filing.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also attacked Obama over the issue. “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,” Romney said in a statement today.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: earlyvoting; military; obama

1 posted on 08/04/2012 8:31:55 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Pass the popcorn ping!


2 posted on 08/04/2012 8:34:26 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nhwingut

Watch Obama getting all paranoid about having ANY armed member of the Armed Forces near him from now on, he has already on occasion disarmed troops with harms distance from him at some military events.

I hope there is some deeper dialogues taking place in key places on how to counter this. I would say exactly what I think but I would prefer to be not Federally incarcerated.


3 posted on 08/04/2012 8:37:38 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: nhwingut

Well, it’s certainly not unconstitutional to allow differing days for military voters to cast ballots, so the 0bama lawsuit will fail. In the final analysis, the 0bama camp is trying to discriminate against military personnel who don’t have the free access to polling locations that private citizens do.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 8:41:20 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Yep. Looking forward to the plants and trolls to clear up the confusion on behalf of Obama.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 8:42:32 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

Watch how quickly and quietly the military vote will be disenfranchised...as per usual.

We need to alert our congresscritters that we are watching to make SURE our wonderful men and women in the military have ample time to have THEIR votes counted in the November election.

Bath-House Barry will do everything in his power (and Valerie Jarrett will, too) to see to it that our military is DENIED the vote to throw this commieCIC the hell out of OUR house.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 8:44:49 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: nhwingut

Methinks the demonrats are fighting mightily to lie and cover up the fact they attacked Ohio for allowing military a couple extra days to get in an early vote.

They are now claiming they just seek more early voting for everyone, but in fact they did argue it is unconstitutional to give service members a break.


7 posted on 08/04/2012 8:45:09 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: nhwingut

I’m VERY glad Romney spoke up (credit where due) but the Ohio stare GOP and dems with a sliver of decency in them really need to take this and run hard. Codify it in the state. constitution-whatever it takes to enshrine it beyond politics. And that goes for the other 56 states as well.

Because next time they will just try it again with different wording.

And Congress needs to stop the simmilar BS at that level that has polluted the last few elections. HELLO JOHNNY?!?!?!? USE that leadership post for once for something besides democrat benefit.


8 posted on 08/04/2012 8:47:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: nhwingut

I know this story is being repeated in this form in multiple reputable news outlets, but it seems just to be a wrong interpretation of what is really happening.

Yes, Obama and the DNC are suing. but they are NOT suing to eliminate the early voting for the military. They are suing to give everybody the same early voting.

So you could claim that they are taking away the advantage given to military voters. But they aren’t trying to eliminate early voting for the military.

What IS true is that their argument COULD be taken by a judge to suggest eliminating the early voting for the military. It would be an equally “valid” solution to the complaint they are making — which is that the military doesn’t deserve special treatment.

That is where they can be attacked, but by claiming they are trying to take away the early voting for military, it allows Obama to claim with some truth that he isn’t doing that, and then the truth of what he is doing gets obscured.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 8:48:20 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Get ready for the “I believe it because Obama would do it” responses from FReepers. This must have been posted on FR a dozen times already in the past 2-3 days, despite having been clarified and “debunked” in the first couple of hours of the original wrong report.

The original shame of deliberately mischaracterizing the lawsuit goes to Breitbart.com. Andrew would have been ashamed of playing lefty games like this.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 8:56:13 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: nhwingut

>....and accommodations to military voters to make it easier for them to vote in person is not only offensive, but flatly wrong as a matter of law,” <

What is offensive and flatly wrong is that piss-ant demi-god sitting in the Whitehouse and his ‘let-them-eat-cake’ wife touring the world on taxpayer money while our military people, who Bozo Obama now wants to disfranchise, die in foreign counties.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 8:56:30 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: nhwingut

I think there should be a law that no votes until ALL of the military votes.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 8:56:39 PM PDT by SonofliberT
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To: nhwingut


13 posted on 08/04/2012 8:58:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Huskrrrr

“Pass the popcorn ping!”

What kind of an abject buffoon must you be to pull this kind of crap 90 days out from an election?

A losing buffoon who wants to knock off any opposition votes that he can!

Beyond pathetic.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 9:00:35 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: nhwingut

Why should he care if they’re mad if they can’t vote against him?

Besides, Obama gave them the right to openly bugger each other now, so what do they have to complain about?


15 posted on 08/04/2012 9:02:58 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

NO one is taking away early voting for all.

Early voting in Ohio is available for EVERYONE right up until the Friday before the election. If you can’t get there by Friday, then you vote on Tuesday.

The law allows an extra 3 days (Sat-Mon) for military members who may have missed out on the early voting due to service. It’s not like they are the only ones getting early voting.

Obama does not want the military to get the extra days. Pretty clear cut.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 9:03:12 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

If I live in Ohio, I can vote 3 days ahead, drive down to my Florida Condo and vote there on the 3rd day? I hear that a lot of NY’ers do that especially if they’re from the 5 boroughs and L.I.. Can this be done? Naahh, probably all myth.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 9:07:41 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: SonofliberT

I would be in favor of the Heinlein formula ... only those who have served in some capacity in the US military have the franchise, which they would receive as soon as their term of service ends. Then again, I also think televised public floggings as a criminal punishment, and a return to hangings for capital convictions for things like murder and vote tampering, would do quite a lot to reduce crime.


18 posted on 08/04/2012 9:11:52 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: nhwingut

This isn’t one I would have taken on. Obama and his team look terrible doing this.

If these folks serve in the armed forces protecting this nation, give them an accommodation. Hell, the left has been all about easing any restrictions whatsoever when it comes to voting including supporting felons to vote.

Are they now saying felons are better prospects for voting.

What happened to keep the polls open for weeks, and you don’t have to show your I.D.?

Now they’re clamping down, and the members of the military are the first group in the bulls-eye?

Good grief.


19 posted on 08/04/2012 9:16:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Obama he's unqualified on so many subjects, citizenship, history, economics, racism, allies...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I agree with you. The inaccuracies are not helping the situation.

But here’s where it’s still a problem: By applying ‘equal protection under the law’ this could end the rights of servicemembers to have extended voting in other states where it is available.

They’re turning it into a constitutional nightmare and this could end extended voting for all military members.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 9:19:56 PM PDT by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: risen_feenix

The “lefty games” of making sure the military ballots don’t go out in time should be foremost in the minds of conservatives. It’s PAST time our military is not disenfranchised.

The military men and women should be given AMPLE time to vote, even if it means giving them PRIORITY over EBT-users, idiot Marxists, arrogant liberals who think they know best, community organizers and people who live off workers in this country while sitting in their “Ex-cu-lades” in the “Handicapped” spaces at the post office, not to mention the Soros-supported Secretaries of State.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 9:21:24 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: nhwingut
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22 posted on 08/04/2012 9:27:15 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Um, by raising the Constituionalty issue the way they did, they are effectively pleading in the alternative: either allow all or none to vote early. To plead only making all eligible to vote early, they could have plead that it was unconstitutional to deny early voting to others, not that early voting by service members was unconstitutional.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 9:32:08 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Um, by raising the Constituionalty issue the way they did, they are effectively pleading in the alternative: either allow all or none to vote early. To plead only making all eligible to vote early, they could have plead that it was unconstitutional to deny early voting to others, not that early voting by service members was unconstitutional.


24 posted on 08/04/2012 9:32:30 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Um, by raising the Constituionalty issue the way they did, they are effectively pleading in the alternative: either allow all or none to vote early. To plead only making all eligible to vote early, they could have plead that it was unconstitutional to deny early voting to others, not that early voting by service members was unconstitutional.


25 posted on 08/04/2012 9:32:39 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Sorry for thethat multiple post, new phone - still learning how it works.


26 posted on 08/04/2012 9:35:18 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: katana
Then again, I also think televised public floggings as a criminal punishment, and a return to hangings for capital convictions for things like murder and vote tampering, would do quite a lot to reduce crime.

You might be a tad more radical than I...

27 posted on 08/04/2012 9:35:31 PM PDT by SonofliberT
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To: nhwingut

How, then, does obama justify granting exemptions from obamacare to his buddies?


28 posted on 08/04/2012 9:43:04 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: CharlesWayneCT

This reminds me of when Clinton removed voting booths from bases and made service people vote in town. This reminds me of Florida 2000 when military ballots were tossed out. Remember the Republican party tends to be home of red blooded American patriots and the Democrat party tends to be the home of hippies and communists. Not in all cases but it trends that way. This is why the Democrats want to (once again) disenfranchise them military. Please don’t make excuses for this embarrassment of a president. He is who he appears to be and he does what he appears to do.


29 posted on 08/04/2012 9:48:10 PM PDT by Judge Kovitzky (Eat more chicken.)
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To: nhwingut

Ah, the Obama administration has pissed off so much more than the military believe me! He has just alienated over half of the country! Not to me, that is a good thing because that just incentivised them to vote against him this November.

So I can only think that this is a GOOD thing!


30 posted on 08/04/2012 9:49:49 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: nhwingut

It’s Sad that Our Soldiers have to fight in Wars only to be treated like scum by their own President.

Obama is a Traitor to America.


31 posted on 08/04/2012 9:50:31 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: nhwingut

It’s Sad that Our Soldiers have to fight in Wars only to be treated like scum by their own President.

Obama is a Traitor to America.


32 posted on 08/04/2012 9:50:43 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: nhwingut

That foul piece of dogsh** Ubama will wage the filthiest, dirtiest campaign in history.
If Romney isn’t ready to respond in kind he will be eaten alive.

Of course, maybe Romney wants to run “an honorable campaign” like that other loser, McCain.


33 posted on 08/04/2012 9:52:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Judge Kovitzky

Those tossed Military Votes were never added to the 537 (?) Vote Total that Bush received over Gore.

As I recall, the win would have been much more convincing, probably adding 2,500 Votes to the Bush count, but the Election Results were finalized without them.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 10:00:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Not a myth. They vote absentee for their northern address and in person in Fl from their southern address. They justify it because they pay taxes in both places.

I sat and heard 25 or 30 people all brag about NY not canceling their registration when they registered in Florida! West Palm area, home of the famous “re-count”.


35 posted on 08/04/2012 10:04:19 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: nhwingut

At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?


36 posted on 08/05/2012 5:12:07 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: nhwingut

btt


37 posted on 08/05/2012 5:13:09 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: the invisib1e hand

-——At what point———

After reelection, before re-inauguration


38 posted on 08/05/2012 5:17:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

It all depends on how one reads the news that is reported.

We have all seen how the media distorts the truths to be in line with their agenda.

Whos’ right and who’s wrong is not what is important to the media, it is what THEY want you to believe is true.


39 posted on 08/05/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by Progov
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