In July, the Obama campaign and Ohio Democrats filed a court challenge to a 2011 Buckeye State law, passed by Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature, that eliminated three days of early voting — which has historically boosted Democrats, and did again this year — for all residents except military families and civilians living overseas. Romney’s campaign described this as a “despicable” attempt to limit voting opportunities for military families. But the lawsuit did not attempt to restrict the voting rights of anyone. It sought to extend a privilege afforded to one group of voters to all Ohioans. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s appeal of a lower court decision overturning the law, effectively preserving early-voting rights for all Buckeyes.
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- 9. Romney Is an Outsourcing Pioneer
- 8. Romney Wants to Make Arizona’s Immigration Law a Model for the Nation
- 7. Obama Tried to Curb Military Voting
- 6. Romney Wants to Deny Gay Couples Adoption Rights
- 5. Obama Promised the Stimulus Would Keep Unemployment Under 8%
- 4. Obamacare Is a Federal Takeover of the U.S. Health-Care System
- 3. Romney Wants to Ban All Abortions, Including in Cases of Rape and Incest
- 2. Obama Gutted Welfare-to-Work Requirements
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