Defense Department can’t put soldiers, ballots together

The court arguments submitted by the Obama administration came in an Ohio case this year. The White House argued against making allowances for members of the military.“President Obama’s lawsuit argued that providing special consideration for the unique challenges faced [by] members of the military by ensuring that they have every opportunity to vote is ‘entirely arbitrary’ and has ‘no legitimate justification’ in the law…” said a report from the American Center for Law and Justice.The organization said Ohio’s attorney general has decided to appeal the ruling that banned special accommodations, because it could have “far-reaching and disastrous effects on the voting rights of the men and women [in] our armed forces.”It was the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that said Ohio would not be allowed to provide members of the military three extra days to vote early.

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