President Obama’s reelection campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party have filed suit in federal court against the state of Ohio to restore early voting.
“Rather than protecting the right to vote, we’ve seen brazen attempts to undermine it,” DNC political director Patrick Gaspard told reporters. “It’s a cynical ploy.”
Republicans and Democrats in Ohio have been tussling over voting rights rules for most of the last year. Most recently, the legislature ended early voting in the three days before the election — but kept it in place for military voters.