If they were illegal aliens, felons, or dead people, the Obama campaign would surely be suing to make early in-person voting a year-round concept.
But this is the military, and while Team Obama wants you to think they’re concerned about laws that suppress the vote of everyone, the reality is they’re only concerned about suppressing the vote – of Democrat supporters.
How else to explain a lawsuit that fights the privilege of military members to earn three extra days to cast an early in-person vote in the state of Ohio?
President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?
On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”
Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis,” I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty.
Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that the military typically votes Republican, or that veterans have already shown overwhelming support for Mitt Romney.