“It is a coordinated effort by Republican leaders to disenfranchise voters,” Redfern said in an interview Monday afternoon.
Teresa Law, a delegate from Springfield, said people tell her they are confused by all the changes and controversy over voting hours in Ohio.
“It’s an extremely important issue,” said Law. “These are civil rights, folks.”
The convention officially begins on Tuesday but Democrats began arriving in Charlotte on Sunday, attending caucuses and other meetings. Monday’s breakfast included a speech by Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
Saunders said Ohio is critical in the battle to defeat Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
“You are the ones who can make sure that the only way that Mitt Romney can get to the White House is if he stands in line with everybody else and he goes on the White House tour,” Samuelson said.
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