GOP Loses Another Voter Suppression Caseon August 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm
This one’s going to sting. Via TPM:
A federal judge in Ohio on Friday restored early voting rights in the three days before the election, ruling in favor of the Obama campaign.
U.S. District judge Peter C. Economus ruled that “restoring in-person early voting to all Ohio voters through the Monday before Election Day does not deprive UOCAVA voters from early voting.”
“Instead, and more importantly, it places all Ohio voters on equal standing,” Economus ruled. He said the state ”fails to articulate a precise, compelling interest in establishing the 6 p.m. Friday deadline as applied to non-UOCAVA voters and has failed to evidence any commitment to the ‘exception’ it rhetorically extended to UOCAVA voters.”
A swing state that Romney needs if he’s going to win just got yanked out from under him. Remember, early voting heavily, HEAVILY, favors Democratic candidates because it allows working class people to vote on weekends instead of having to take a day off during the week they can’t afford. This is the explicit reason that GOP controlled legislatures have been curtailing early voting all over the country. Can’t have those lower class people voting for their own best interest! There’s too many of them!