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    Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    (Reuters) - A federal judge issued a ruling on Friday that overturned early voting restrictions in Ohio, handing a victory to President Barack Obama's campaign, which had argued that the restrictions disproportionately hurt Democrats.
    This is going to be appealed. The Federal judge invoked the Bush v. Gore decision in making his ruling, but when Bush v. Gore was decided, the Supreme Court specified that this ruling was not to be a precedent, and could only apply to that particual decision.

    So, was the decision by Republicans to eliminate voting on the weekend before an election voter suppression, or a straightening out of the voter rules?

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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Truthfully, its hard to tell. It seems that the early voting scheme was all over the place in Ohio (when I say scheme, I mean system, nothing nefarious). Think the state might end up winning this one. Because the only exception they made was for military which is hardly unprecedented. So in a nutshell, it applies to everyone equally.

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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This is going to be appealed. The Federal judge invoked the Bush v. Gore decision in making his ruling, but when Bush v. Gore was decided, the Supreme Court specified that this ruling was not to be a precedent, and could only apply to that particual decision.

    So, was the decision by Republicans to eliminate voting on the weekend before an election voter suppression, or a straightening out of the voter rules?

    Article is here.
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    Who gives a **** when people vote, so long as they do?
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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    I still haven't heard a good reason to not give everyone the opportunity for early voting, it can only strengthen our democracy. By giving people more time to vote you will increase voter turnout and decrease the load on the election system by spreading it out over a few days.

    Seriously whats the problem?

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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I still haven't heard a good reason to not give everyone the opportunity for early voting, it can only strengthen our democracy. By giving people more time to vote you will increase voter turnout and decrease the load on the election system by spreading it out over a few days.

    Seriously whats the problem?
    Vote fraud

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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Everyone votes early in Oregon and we have a few weeks before until MN of the election date ... !

    Voter fraud is overblown and every citizen should have an opportunity to vote.

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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Vote fraud
    You have to explain yourself Turtle, how does early voting cause or allow voter fraud. You can just say it as if the end all be all, arrogant as you are.

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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I still haven't heard a good reason to not give everyone the opportunity for early voting, it can only strengthen our democracy. By giving people more time to vote you will increase voter turnout and decrease the load on the election system by spreading it out over a few days.

    Seriously whats the problem?
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    Re: Court overturns Ohio early voting restrictions in win for Democrats

    Voting fraud is over amplified.

    A few pages yet a very good piece by the League of Women Voters on voting by mail.

    League of Women Voters - Vote by Mail: Facts & Issues

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