Vets Cheer Ruling By U.S. District Court To Restore Early Voting in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, OH - VoteVets.org, the largest progressive veterans organization, with over 220,000 supporters, is cheering the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus to restore full early voting rights to all Ohio voters, including over 900,000 Ohio veterans.  Early voting for the three days before election day was due to end, under a Republican-passed state law.

"Today's ruling is a victory for the over 900,000 veterans, whose ability to vote was targeted by the Secretary of State and Romney campaign," said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran, and Chairman of VoteVets.org.  "The ruling makes it entirely clear that the state had absolutely no cause to make voting harder for our veterans, and especially our older veterans, by taking away weekend early voting on which so many of them depend.  We urge the state and Romney campaign to drop the idea of any appeal, and allow this free and fair election to move forward."

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 220,000 members, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

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