Obama Campaign & Democrats sue to prevent soldiers from voting

President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis,” I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty.


The National Defense Committee reports:

[f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote.

I think it’s unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn’t make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

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  • JohnWayne

    Is there nothing this Low-Life won’t do? He’s a national disgrace and to try to keep the military restricted from voting is the epitome! All you Vets out there need to unite to vote this shameful wretch out in November!

  • RonMar

    Dem Libs/Progs are certainly consistent in their abuse of those who protect them, in this case U.S. military members and their family members who sacrifice with the soldiers, sailors, Marines and AF members. One of the many ways AlGore tried to steal the 2000 election was an attempt to disenfranchise military members and their family members of voting age stationed overseas with them who had to vote by absentee ballots.

  • Doug

    Just read the first sentence of the lawsuit. It plainly states that they are not seeking to limit military voting rights in any way, but to reinstate early voting for everyone.