Unsurprisingly the Obama-reelection machine in the press goes bonkers because Republicans want voters to show an ID to vote but makes no mention that weeks ago the Obama campaign is filing lawsuits to disenfranchise military voters:
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.
A cynic might point out that Obama has a voting deficit of 24 percentage points with this demographic but I’m sure Obama is just attempting to overturn this law out of his personal sense of fairness. The media will get to the bottom of this I’m sure. #notholdingmybreath