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Axelrod defends suit on Ohio military voting law, calls Romney's stance 'shameful'
FoxNews.com ^ | August 05, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 08/05/2012 9:09:56 AM PDT by Qbert

Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday defended Democrats’ lawsuit challenging an Ohio law on early voting for U.S. service members and called Mitt Romney’s portrayal of the case “shameful.”

The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee filed the suit to block a new state law allowing men and women in uniform to vote up until the Monday right before an election, while the cutoff on early voting for the rest of the public is three days earlier.

 “The way Gov. Romney stated [the situation] is completely false,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s shameful that Gov. Romney would hide behind our service men and women.”

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“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 Saturday.

Obama campaign officials said the suit doesn’t attempt to restrict the voting rights of military members. The officials said they filed the suit to try to even the playing field for all Ohio voters by allowing early voting up until Monday for everyone, including members of the military, because they believe a two-tiered, early-voting process is unfair.

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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: axelrod; militaryvote; obama; romney
Comrade Axlerod doubles down against the US military.
1 posted on 08/05/2012 9:10:12 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

The commie ‘RATS know they can’t win without Ohio.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 9:12:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Military don’t have the freedom of civilians. They must be posted
to wherever including weekends.

Thus there is a reasonable excuse why military have until Monday to
early vote.

The civilians have their early vote option intact. Up til Friday.

This lawsuit is going nowhere.

Early voting is a privilege not a right. You can absentee vote.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by preamble
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To: Qbert

What is their tactic here? Are they trying to disrupt the election to delay the result using (abusing) the courts?


4 posted on 08/05/2012 9:16:04 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: preamble

Exactly.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 9:18:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Qbert
When one excepts that Axlerod is a rat, commie, bastard, everything else just falls into line.
6 posted on 08/05/2012 9:20:16 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Qbert

Came across this picture of Axelrod's mother...

7 posted on 08/05/2012 9:26:00 AM PDT by Mister Anderson (Give them nothing, but take from them everything!)
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To: Qbert

Team Obama is nothing but a bunch of shameful commie poofters.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 9:29:32 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Qbert
news bulletin:

Lying sack of $h!t, Analrod, lies cheats and steals(votes) again

nothing to see here...move along

9 posted on 08/05/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MulberryDraw

“trying to disrupt the election to delay the result”

Ohio has a Republican governor and a conservative, a USMC vet, Josh Mandel, up against a communist Senator, Brown. Portman, I believe, is from Ohio. I have also been keeping track of the various state party goings on around the country, as there appears to have been a number of internal struggles. Ohio has had that for the R/D chairmen, IIRC.

I wonder how many people are moving to Ohio to cloud the election results. For that matter, I wonder how many out-of-state license plates are in other swing states now, too.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 9:33:50 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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11 posted on 08/05/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: MulberryDraw

"What is their tactic here? Are they trying to disrupt the election to delay the result using (abusing) the courts?"

Anything is possible. They would just love to have Holder's people throwing out valid military votes (while ginning up bogus claims of ID requirements causing "voter suppression"). And for now, they want to keep up this lame meme that Romney is "smearing" Obama again- in order to distract people from what is really happening here.

The truth is startling when it comes to absentee military ballots:

"... in 2010 that only 4.5 percent of the 2 million military and overseas voters reported to the Election Assistance Commission were able to cast absentee ballots that were actually counted. Meanwhile, the overall national voter participation rate for the 2010 election was 41.6 percent."

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/absentee-ballots-military/2012/06/26/id/443513

12 posted on 08/05/2012 9:39:48 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Someone called me the other day and said that Axelrod was the second coming of Hitler.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 9:56:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Ping


14 posted on 08/05/2012 10:07:21 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Qbert

Does that lowlife reprobate have the first clue as to what the word SHAMEFUL means? All he needs to do is look in a mirror and he will be confronted with SHAMEFUL.

It’s going to be really something at The Great White Throne Judgement when all the scum from the current administration, the House and Senate, the Supremes and the Cabinet Posts get their turn. Yes, I know, there have been lottsa’ bad people in most other administrations. But I can’t recall one where they all worked so diligently and cooperatively together to commit and accomplish evil, lies, treachery, financial ruin and even treason against our Nation and its people!


15 posted on 08/05/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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16 posted on 08/05/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The commie ‘RATS know they can’t win without Ohio.”
I hope you are right. I can’t stand being blue.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 10:30:15 AM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: Qbert

Axelrod looked and sounded like a blithering idiot, as usual. He seemed to be dancing faster than usual today and wouldn’t let Chris even get a word in edgewise.

It didn’t look like Chris was buying his crap anyway.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 10:30:42 AM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: Qbert

I think that we ought to make a law that dead rats can only show up on election day with a proper unexpired ID and in person.

amazing how rats like comrade assorod defends the indefensible.

of course, the military should be given special consideration.

blessings, bobo


19 posted on 08/05/2012 10:45:06 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Qbert

Shut up Axelrod. Everyone with a brain cell knows why you are doing this..............


20 posted on 08/05/2012 11:13:18 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Qbert

The Rat traitors know they have really stepped in it a la Gore in 2000 trying to disallow the military absentee ballots.

Romney needs to get ads up about this throughout the nation.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 11:25:49 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Qbert
the boy and his whole regime are the absolute scum of the universe...
22 posted on 08/05/2012 11:44:55 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mister Anderson
"Came across this picture of Axelrod's mother..."

I figured his mother was a jackal. I see the family resemblance.

23 posted on 08/05/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Website to pass to military veterans today:

http://soforamerica.org/


24 posted on 08/05/2012 12:39:58 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Paladin2

I believe Axelrod would be the poster boy for the word Kapo, just my opinion.

Pass to military veterans:
http://soforamerica.org/


25 posted on 08/05/2012 12:42:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: mass55th

My suggestion to Harry Reid is that if he wants to continue down this road he needs to make his accusations while standing on the grave of his mother in the dog cemetery in Searchlight, NV.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 1:02:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Qbert

Willard could care less about our troops...

he just wants their votes...


27 posted on 08/05/2012 1:25:06 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

You are a jerk! You have no basis for your comment.


28 posted on 08/05/2012 2:07:03 PM PDT by Gill (Gill)
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