Obama campaign wins fight in Ohio
by Steven Haninger - 9/1/12 4:53 AM
Irreparable injury to campaign would be suffered
"Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable injury if in-person early voting is not restored the last three days before Election Day,..."
The background of the story is that Ohio election officials wanted a weekend break between the early voting sessions and the general election date in order to organize and prepare. Early "in person" voting in Ohio starts 35 days before the general election and was slated to end on the Friday before the general election. This means one gets better than an entire month to get to the polls. It was said that Republican officials wanted to continue the practice of allowing active duty military to vote on the weekend. The Obama people cried "foul"....that this would harm their candidate. I'm not seeing the big deal. Since one has 35 days to get to the polls and only "in person" voting is affected, what does giving military 3 more days have to do with the price of fish? I'd think only the "Johnny come lately" types would be affected. There would be plenty of room for both military and civilian people to vote. Either the Obama campaign thinks military personnel vote late and vote Republican or that their voters do the same but vote Democrat. As a compromise, I'd say just stop the voting on Friday for everyone but fighting over the procrastinator vote is really dumb, IMO.