Nina Turner Proposes Voter Protection Act


*NIna Turner talks to a reporter at her sleepover outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections the night before the start of early voting*

She's really laying out her case to be the next secretary of state.

Today, drawing a sharp contrast between the presidential elections held in 2008 and 2012, Ohio State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) unveiled the Voter Protection Act, new legislation aimed at reforming the way elections are conducted in Ohio. It represents the first piece of legislation to be rolled out by either party in the 130th General Assembly.

She even beat out the first crazy abortion bill from some wingnut Republican. That's speedy for you!

Areas covered in her bill are:
promoting voter registration
protecting early voting hours
preventing long lines on election day
advancing the sophistication of the absentee voting process
clarifying provisional voting
modernizing Ohio’s election laws

Obviously, in a state senate gerrymandered to be 2/3rds Republican, this isn't going anywhere. They'll probably mutter something about "voter fraud" or "ACORN! ACORN!" under their breath while shoving it under the table. But as the centerpiece for a SoS campaign, it could be a winner.

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