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To steal a line from the GOP playbook - our fundamental rights are under attack. Except unlike the GOP this statement is not just political hyperbole used for partisan gain. Across the country, Republicans are attacking our most basic right... the right to vote.

Republicans know that when voter turnout is high, Democrats win. So rather than being the patriotic American’s that they claim to be, they are actively working to restrict American’s right to vote as means to stay in power. As this goes on across the country, Ohio is taking it to a whole new level.

Jon Husted, the Ohio Secretary of State, serves as the tie breaking vote on whether or not to keep polling locations open extended hours. As the tie breaking vote he voting to end extended polling location hours in Ohio’s urban (and mostly democratic) areas, while leaving the suburban (and mostly republican) areas open. This is the most blatant partisan attack on voting rights we have seen to date. But we can change that - click here to demand Husted restore expanded polling locations hours for ALL counties!

Right now the outlook for a fair election in Ohio is very dim. Check out this recap by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow of all that Husted has done to restrict voting rights in Ohio.

Whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, you should be outraged by this blatant partisan attack on our most fundamental right, the right to an open and free election. Now is the time for action and we must send a strong message to Husted, that we will not stand for his attack on our democracy. We remember 2004 with the long lines and Bush narrowly winning Ohio-- and we will not stand for it again. Join us in sending a strong message to John Husted. It is time to put a stop to the attack on our voting rights.

This is a chance to stand together and defend our democracy. Sign our petition today and tell your friends and neighbors. 



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  •  Jon Husted does not believe in democracy. (1+ / 0-)
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    Russ Jarmusch

    Like Stalin, he believes what is important is who counts the votes.

    He has a history of being investigated for fraud.  Like Karl Rove, he hasn't paid for the ways he has skirted laws, but would you trust this man with your vote?

    How did this man ever get elected????

    -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

    by sunbro on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:14:39 PM PDT

  •  Well Aware Here in NE Ohio, I'm Near to (0+ / 0-)

    Cuyahoga County which will be hard hit. The US DOJ really needs to be on this, this is blatantly illegal.

    I guess they are suing over restricting most citizens other than military, maybe they can expand it to the issue of the Democratic regions vs the Republican ones.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:32:47 PM PDT

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