Romney Parrots False Claim That Obama Is Trying to Restrict Military Voting

Romney’s main tactic: lying outright
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Mitt Romney is lying again: Romney Falsely Claims Obama Filed Lawsuit to Restrict Military Voting.

Today on Facebook, Mitt Romney claims that the Obama campaign is trying to “undermine” the ability of members of the military to vote in Ohio:

President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.

This certainly sounds outrageous, but it is not true. Since 2005, Ohio has had in person early-voting in the three days prior to the election. This year, however, the Republican legislature in Ohio eliminated early voting during this period, except for members of the military. The Obama lawsuit is attempting to restore voting rights for all Ohioans, not restrict them for the military or any other group.

Would you be surprised to learn that this latest Big Lie originated at LGF author b_sharp was all over this story three days ago: Just Can’t Understand That Darn Legalese.

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