early voting

Ohio Secretary of State backs down on voting fight – VIDEO UPDATE

Ohio Secretary of State John Husted had defied a federal court judge and directed counties to keep the polls closed on the weekend before the election.  Today Husted apologized to the court and will comply–while he requests a stay on the judgement pending appeal.

State Senator Nina Johnson talks about the lack of sincerity in Husted’s “apology” and what it means for voting rights in Ohio

To watch this video update on this important story, please click here

The Ed Show
September 7, 2012


Fight for early voting continues in Ohio – VIDEO

In Ohio, the Obama campaign had to go to court to try to force Ohio Republicans to comply with a judge’s ruling that restores early voting in the state.  Ohio isn’t the only
state where Republicans are making it more difficult to vote.

Please click here to watch this video of history in the making.
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton
September 5, 2012


New ID Laws, More Voter Suppression. Will Obama Campaign Engage?

http://youtu.be/YnjJBTkXEIc  (click on this link to watch this video on the VLTPVideoChannel)

This is a composite of successive segments of the Rachel
Maddow Show on MSNBC 8/10/12

(1)  New ID laws, Purges, Reduced Access Advance GOP
War on Voting

Rachel Maddow reports on new Republican-set obstacles
to voting around the country, from Voter ID laws in
Pennsylvania, to voter purges in Iowa, to reduced voting
access in Democratic counties in Ohio


(2)  Will Obama Campaign Engage Ohio Voting Access

Ted Strickland, former Ohio Governor, co-chairman of
President Obama’s re-election campaign, talks with Rachel
Maddow about the Obama campaign’s reaction to the
Republican effort to make voting more difficult in 2012
and whether the Obama campaign plans to take action
against the new partisan voting access disparities in Ohio,