The Obama capaign has sued the state of Ohio in federal court to restore the three day early voting period that Republicans in the state legislature eliminated, the Beacon Journal reports.
“The last three days of early vote are especially important to ensuring a free and fair election,” Obama for America-Ohio Senior advisor Aaron Pickrell, Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a joint statement to the paper. “That is why today we are moving forward in the fight to reinstate the last three days of early voting and ensure that all Ohio voters can make their voices heard this November.”
The lawsuit claims that voters "will suffer direct and irreparable injury" as a result of the shortened voting period. "These voters may effectively lose the opportunity to vote if they do not have the ability to do so in the three days prior to the election, a time period when turnout has been particularly heavy in the past," the suit states.