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Fri May 2, 2014, 12:21 PM

About feckin' time: Ohio gets sued for its voter-suppression activities. (X-post from GD)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024900695

I have been asking for this for quite some time. Glad it is finally happening!

Ohio's 100% Republican-controlled government has been actively involved in disenfranchising minorities, young voters, seniors and the poor, ever since Kasich took office. Motherfuckers.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/05/01/aclu-lawsuit-voting-hours.html

Snips:

“Voting should be designed for the convenience of voters, not for the ability of politicians to use elections as part of their voting strategy,” said Freda Levenson, managing attorney for the ACLU of Ohio. “These were cuts that had a disproportionate impact on certain classes of voters."

Ohio Democrats have argued that those voters — particularly lower-income and African-American voters — tend to support their candidates.

The groups estimate 157,000 voters cast ballots in 2012 on days that would not be available this November. “From a voting-rights perspective, it makes absolutely no sense to slash these opportunities,” said Carrie Davis, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio.


Lots more at the link.

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Reply About feckin' time: Ohio gets sued for its voter-suppression activities. (X-post from GD) (Original post)
riqster May 2014 OP
ladjf May 2014 #1
riqster May 2014 #2
liberal N proud May 2014 #3
riqster May 2014 #4

Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri May 2, 2014, 12:25 PM

1. Great news! Let's hope that they get a good judge. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #1)

Fri May 2, 2014, 12:27 PM

2. Indeed.

Lots of recent rulings in our favor.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Fri May 2, 2014, 01:06 PM

3. The changes were very targeted

It was all too obvious what they were trying to do!

This is excellent news.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Fri May 2, 2014, 01:10 PM

4. They are trying to implement their previous, more sweeping agenda one bit at a time.

Fortunately, their intentions are even more transparent.

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