The Constitution allows each state to make its own election laws, and the Ohio legislature recently decided to eliminate the three days of early voting that existed there in ‘08, accounting for about 30% of all ballots cast that year (Obama carried Ohio in ’08). The Obama campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to override Ohio’s law.
From The Miami Herald: “’This lawsuit seeks to treat all Ohio citizens equally under the law,’ Bob Bauer, the attorney for Obama for America, the president’s campaign committee, said during a conference call with reporters. ‘We want to restore the right of all to vote before Election Day.’”
The DNC and the Ohio Democratic Party are joining in the lawsuit, which stretches and contorts the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, in this case, quite transparently, to protect voter fraud in a must-win swing state.