Democrats Fighting to Reinstate Early Voting for Nearly 900,000 Ohio Veterans and their Families
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today, Veterans spoke out to commend the Ohio Democratic Party for joining a lawsuit to reinstate the three days of early voting prior to Election Day for nearly 900,000 Ohio Veterans, their families, and all Ohio voters.
Vietnam War Era Veteran Robert W. Crosby, Jr., Retired Lt. Colonel Claudia L. Mason, Retired Chief Warrant Officer John Jeffries, Retired Reservist and State Representative Sandra Williams, and Retired National Guard and Reservist and State Representative Teresa Fedor released the following joint statement regarding the Ohio Democratic Party’s involvement in this lawsuit:
“The General Assembly and Governor John Kasich arbitrarily moved to obstruct the right to vote this year when they eliminated the final three days of early voting for nearly 900,000 Veterans and their families, along with the vast majority of Ohioans. The Ohio Democratic Party joined a lawsuit to reinstate those three days of early voting prior to Election Day – which nearly 93,000 people utilized in 2008 – for Veterans and all Ohio voters. From the very beginning, this lawsuit stated support for military and overseas voters and their right to vote early through the weekend and Monday before the election.
“We are thankful that the Ohio Democratic Party honors those that fight for our freedoms every day by joining this lawsuit to reinstate early voting for Veterans, and all other Ohioans, to make sure that everyone has the right to cast their ballot in the final three days before Election Day.
“By signing on to this lawsuit, the members of the Ohio Democratic Party have shown they are thankful for and deeply respect our brave men and women that fight and die for our country’s most fundamental freedoms, including the right to vote.”