Election 2012

Mitt Romney Lie of the Day

Mitt Romney wrote that President Obama is trying to disenfranchise the troops! Via The Facebook:

President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage. The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.

As with most of what Romney says, this is a lie. Ohio voters used to have early voting, but the Republican legislature predictably eliminated it except for the military. The Obama administration is challenging the law in court in order to restore early voting for everyone.

To paraphrase the vice president, every Romney sentence contains three things: a noun, a verb and a lie.

ht Price Benowitz LLP, Washington DC