Some on the right claim that a lawsuit filed by the Obama administration in Ohio is designed to eliminate the rights of military members to vote in the three days before the actual election date.
However, this is false. The lawsuit does not seek to invalidate the military voting rights. Rather it seeks to allow all Ohio residents to vote during the three day period since the polls will be open in any event. They seek equal early voting access for all.
Here is the brief filed in the case:
WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs request of this Court the following equitable relief:…
B. A preliminary and permanent order prohibiting the Defendants, their respective agents, servants, employees, attorneys, successors, and all persons acting in concert with each or any of them, from implementing or enforcing lines 863 and 864 of Sec. 3509.03 (I) in HB 224, and/or the SB 295 enactment of Ohio Revised Code § 3509.03 with the HB 224 amendments, thereby restoring in-person early voting on the three days immediately preceding Election Day for all eligible Ohio voters;
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