Ohio pal @olevia forwards this pic from the Obama for America campaign in Ohio – it’s the truck delivering petitions for the repeal of the state’s new law that would cut early voting in half and absentee voting by almost as much.
To force a citizen’s repeal, they needed 231,000 valid signatures. Today they say they’re carting in 318,460 for validation by the Secretary of State. The less-voting law was supposed to take effect tomorrow, in plenty of time to curtail voting on Governor John Kasich’s union-stripping SB5 this November. Instead, the new law goes on the shelf for now and – if the signatures hold up – goes on the ballot in November 2012.
(On the show: Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown)