Mitt Romney is trying to restrict voting rights for over 900,000 Ohio veterans (along with every other Ohioan).
We need to fight back, to protect our democracy against this horrific move.
Absolutely unreal! As detailed in a piece I wrote for ThinkProgress, Mitt Romney is trying to restrict voting rights for over 900,000 Ohio veterans (along with every other Ohioan). This includes military retirees with more than 20 years of service and multiple tours. We need to fight back, to protect our democracy against this horrific move.
Late last week, the Romney campaign came out in defense of a new Ohio law, which would take away early voting rights for Ohio citizens - a law which President Obama is fighting against in court. That new law, passed by Ohio Republicans, would restrict the incredibly successful early-voting program in the state, and specifically do away with voting the weekend before election day, when many working Ohioans chose to vote early. In 2008, almost a third of Ohio voters used the early voting program, including veterans.
CLICK HERE TO TELL MITT ROMNEY TO STOP TRYING TO TAKE AWAY VOTING RIGHTS FOR VETERANS
We've already seen what a non-early-voting Ohio looks like. We saw it in 2004, when in many polling places had extremely long lines (especially in urban areas), and polling places were shut down before everyone in line had a chance to vote. Non-early voting, quite literally, resulted in the disenfranchisement of voters. That's what Mitt Romney wants to go back to. That's what he wants to subject nearly a million Ohio veterans to, after they wore the uniform, and swore their lives to uphold our Constitution, including the right to vote.
It's disgusting. It's wrong. And it hurts veterans. Click here to tell Mitt Romney that we won't stand for his brazen attempt to make it harder for veterans to vote. And tell all of your friends and family to do the same.
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