State Rep. Kathleen Clyde released the following statement on the decision by President Obama’s campaign to file suit in federal court today to restore early voting during the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day.
“I applaud President Obama’s decision to fight the shameful attempts by Ohio Republicans to limit early voting. I have fought this battle on the floor of the legislature and also made repeated calls to Secretary of State Jon Husted to allow the people to vote, all to no avail. The last three days of early voting are by far the three busiest. These days are crucial to the ability of all Ohioans to exercise their right to vote, free from the long lines and chaos that plagued our state in 2004. Ohio Republicans want to take us back to a time when voting was a privilege, not one of our most sacred rights. President Obama wants to take us forward, and I commend him for it.”