One of the conspiracy theories floating around Republican circles says the Obama Campaign is using legal means to try to suppress the military vote. Who’s spreading this rumor? Mitt Romney.
Originally, everyone in Ohio got to vote early, but a recent law restricted early voting for Ohio residents not in the military, but kept it for military voters. Is the lawsuit Obama for America v. Husted (case documents at Election Law @ Moritz) directed at military voters and their special privilege? No. It seeks to give all voters in Ohio the same early voting rights as those in the military.
Whether Ohio’s current election law, which restricts early voting in the three days prior to an election on certain voters, violates 42 USCA 1983 and/or the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Details at FactCheck.org.