Ohio Gov. Kasich’s anti-voter law suspended

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Need some good news? Then I've got just the thing for you. Think Progress is reporting that a bill that made it harder to vote in Ohio, one that Republican Gov. John Kasich signed into law, one that made early voting and absentee/election day voters much more difficult, will be suspended.

Score one (even temporarily) for democracy:

Today, however, opponents of Kasich’s war on voting will submit over 300,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office — well over the 231,000 signatures necessary to suspend the law until it can be challenged in a referendum in November of 2012.

This means that the law that Kasich signed would not be effective during the 2012 presidential elections, and that must be driving the GOP crazy, considering it was intended to work against those (mostly early voters) who would likely vote for President Obama.

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  • http://twitter.com/JPJABBER JUDI POWELL

    There's hope for this state yet!

  • http://twitter.com/JPJABBER JUDI POWELL

    There's hope for this state yet!

  • HarborGuy

    Two thumbs up for the American people.

  • http://twitter.com/gettscene Bridgett Hollowell

    Oops!

  • http://aol.com NJfan

    Great News!  Thank you Ohioans!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rewinn Randall E. Winn

    This is good news indeed, but it makes it all the more important for Kasich to throw young people and the elderly off the voter rolls ... the real purpose of the voter ID kerfluffle.