President Obama has filed a lawsuit to maintain early voting privileges for Ohio voters. Mitt Romney is lying about it, arguing that Obama filed a lawsuit in which the president claims that it’s unconstitutional for Ohio to allow military service members to vote early.
If it sounds stupid to you, that’s because it is.
As part of Republicans’ ongoing effort to suppress the Democratic vote this year, Republicans in Ohio revoked early voting privileges for everyone living in Ohio except for military service men and women. President Obama filed a lawsuit to block that law, not because he wants to revoke early voting privileges for military folks, but because he wants to restore early voting privileges to everyone living in Ohio.
Either because he is extremely stupid or, as is more likely, he is a dirty stinking liar, Mitt Romney took to Facebook today and claimed that President Obama is trying to curtail the voting rights for military voters.
Here’s what Romney posted:
President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.
Here’s what his idiot campaign manager, Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted: “Ohio was right to extend early voting days to military voters & families. Obama is wrong to file lawsuit to stop it.”
[full post at ABLC]