President Obama Upholds Civil Voting Rights in Effort Against Romney Backed Voter Suppression in Ohio

A Federal Court re-instated early voting for all eligible voters in Ohio on Friday! The Sixth District Court of Appeals struck down Jon Husted’s restrictions on early voting based because it violates the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

The suit was filed by Obama for America and the DNC back in August.
Bob Bauer, General Counsel for Obama for America responded to the ruling on Friday with the following statement:

“With today’s decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio joins Wisconsin, Florida, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania as states that turned back restrictions on voter access and limitations on voter participation. The appellate court today affirmed the District Court’s decision in OFA v. Husted and held unanimously that every Ohioan should have equal access to early voting. As a result of this decision, every voter, including military, veterans, and overseas voters alongside all Ohioans, will have the same opportunity to vote early through the weekend and Monday before the election.

“Across the country, the hard work to protect Americans’ right to vote has paid off. We feel that every voter, regardless of party affiliation, that has the right to vote should be able to. We are now focused on making sure that voters across the country fully understand their rights, know exactly what their voting laws require of them, and clarify when they can cast their ballot.”

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