Courts Support Brunner on In-Person Registration & Early Voting

Complete and total vindication for Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on her implementation of the overlap for in-person registration and early voting from September 30th (tomorrow) through October 6th. The all-Republican Ohio Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, wrote that Brunner "correctly instructed boards of elections." U.S. District Court Judge Susan James Gwin, a Northern District of Ohio jurist Clinton appointee, put it bluntly:

Candidly, the underlying merits of issues are not even close. With regard to the interpretation of Ohio law, Defendant Brunner obviously determined the issue correctly. As described below, Defendant Madison County's position runs wholly contrary to the Ohio statutory scheme.

The Republicans tried to get a contrary ruling from U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith, a Southern District of Ohio judge appointed by Reagan, but he abstained from ruling on the merits due to the decision by the Ohio Supreme Court.

This is a thorough repudiation of GOP attempts to jam up a voting procedure created by election legislation that they themselves passed. Here is Brunner's statement, issued after the ruling by Judge Gwin:

Judge Gwin's decision is a victory for the rule of law and for the voting rights of every Ohioan. We will continue preparing for this presidential election and working with Ohio's boards of elections to make voting accessible, secure and reliable for the state's voters. My administration has and will continue to focus on increasing access for all eligible Ohioans

ODP Chair Chris Redfern also chimed in:

A federal court judge has confirmed what nonpartisan voting experts, newspapers from across the ideological spectrum and the Secretary of State already knew. Ohio law, as written by a Republican legislature, should continue as passed and early voting should move forward as planned. The Republican's cynical 11th-hour ploy to disenfranchise Ohio voters has been soundly rejected in federal court. We encourage all Ohio voters to participate in this historic and important election.

Ohio Republicans thought they could achieve Blackwellian voter suppression by resorting to the all-Republican Ohio Supreme Court, but that strategy has failed.

McCain's comments on Obama's voting Record

John McCain as a Veteran himself, should be ashamed of himself and his voting record for Veterans. He hasn't done a damn thing for Veterans since he got to Washington. So, I hope Ohio, hasn't bought into that political rhetoric, that John McCain supports the troops, it's just not TRUE! I have few links, I think should be of great interest to the voting American public, on McCain & Veterans, take a look you might be surprised.

A 1992 video featuring a Republican senator, Republican congressman and top Capitol Hill staffers who worked on Vietnam prisoner of war and missing in action issues say John McCain collaborated with North Vietnamese while a POW, and then covered up that involvement to the detriment of POW/MIA families seeking access to classified Pentagon records about their own family members.

All, I have to say is if this is the man that the American voting public wants to put into office, then your open minds aren't so open to the truth...so what does that say about you??

Most important, they also believe, as expressed so well in the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs final report, that "the single most basic principle of personal honor in America's armed forces is NEVER WILLINGLY TO LEAVE A FELLOW SERVICEMAN BEHIND.

So there it is. John McCain is yet another Republican former Military Veteran who likes to talk a big game when it comes to having the support of the military. Yet, time and time again, he has gone out of his way to vote against the needs of those who are serving in our military. If he can’t even see his way to actually doing what the troops want, or what the veterans need, and he doesn’t have the support of veterans, then how can he be a credible commander in chief?

http://www.alternet.org/story/99663/

http://aiipowmia.com/testimony/hrdlicka1.html

http://aiipowmia.com/testimony/benge910tst.html

http://www.aflcio.org/issues/politics/mccain_vets.cfm

McCain Doesn't support the Veterans!

John McCain's voting record against Veterans is digusting. He hasn't done a damn thing for the Veterans since he got to Washington. I hope Ohio, doesn't fall into the BS, that McCain is for the Veterans, it's just not TRUE!

A 1992 video featuring a Republican senator, Republican congressman
and top Capitol Hill staffers who worked on Vietnam prisoner of war
and missing in action issues say John McCain collaborated with North
Vietnamese while a POW, and then covered up that involvement to the
detriment of POW/MIA families seeking access to classified Pentagon
records about their own family members.

All, I have to say is if this is the man that the American voting
public wants to put into office, then your open minds aren't so open
to the truth...so what does that say about you??

Most important, they also believe, as expressed so well in the Senate
Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs final report, that "the single
most basic principle of personal honor in America's armed forces is
NEVER WILLINGLY TO LEAVE A FELLOW SERVICEMAN BEHIND.

So there it is. John McCain is yet another Republican former Military
Veteran who likes to talk a big game when it comes to having the
support of the military. Yet, time and time again, he has gone out of
his way to vote against the needs of those who are serving in our
military. If he can’t even see his way to actually doing what the
troops want, or what the veterans need, and he doesn’t have the
support of veterans, then how can he be a credible commander in
chief? Will never get my Vote, he doesn't take of the Veterans, and
thats sad to me.

http://www.alternet.org/story/99663/

http://aiipowmia.com/testimony/hrdlicka1.html

http://aiipowmia.com/testimony/benge910tst.html

http://www.aflcio.org/issues/politics/mccain_vets.cfm

Um . . .

That's Judge James Gwin.

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