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Voting Rights

The U.S. Justice Department says it will have more than 500 monitors and observers out Tuesday watching polling sites in 28 states. They'll be looking for any voting rights violations, such as whether voters are discriminated against because of their race or language.

"The bedrock of our democracy is the right to vote, and the Department of Justice works tirelessly to uphold that right, not only on Election Day, but every day," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has granted a motion by Donald Trump's presidential campaign to block a lower court restraining order obtained by Ohio Democrats.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Sunday that the Ohio Democratic Party has not demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of its case. It granted the emergency stay sought by Trump in a brief order.

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A federal judge in Cleveland has issued a temporary restraining order against the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and a Republican political operative aimed at preventing Trump supporters from harassing or intimidating Ohio voters during the election.

Esther Honig

Columbus is home to a large, and growing, refugee population. But as these voters head to the polls this presidential election they could find language barriers. Ballots, voter registration and candidate information are rarely available in foreign languages like Somali and Nepalese. 

Despite the obstacles, these citizens are working hard to make their voices heard. 

Voting in the 2016 Election

Oct 27, 2016
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In Ohio, the voting process has already begun. Over half a million Ohio voters have already cast their ballots in this year’s election. Join us today as we discuss voter practices, voter rights and rigged elections.

The 2016 election is held on Tuesday November 8th.  Click here to find your polling place and click here to request an absentee ballot.

Federal Appeals Court Set To Hear Arguments On Key Ohio Voting Laws

Aug 4, 2016
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A fight over Ohio’s voting laws will take place Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati. At issue is whether those new laws, which outline various rules for early and in person voting, are constitutional or whether they disenfranchise low income and minority Ohioans.

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A judge has rejected a lawsuit brought by voting rights groups that alleged Ohio's process for purging election rolls is illegally removing eligible voters.

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The desire for American citizens to have voting rights goes as far back as the Revolutionary War and extends into more modern U.S History from the 19th amendment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today, we will take a look into the history of voting rights and the current debates that surround expanding voting laws.

Library of Congress

The desire for American citizens to have voting rights goes as far back as the Revolutionary War and extends into more modern U.S History from the 19th amendment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today, we will take a look into the history of voting rights and the current debates that surround expanding voting laws. 

Voting booths
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Election rights advocates challenging recently passed Ohio voting laws are seeking information from 19 election boards in an ongoing federal lawsuit.

Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later

Jun 19, 2014

11 am In the summer of 1964, students from Ohio and across the US gathered with local African Americans in Mississippi to promote black voter education and registration. The movement met with violence and tragedy, but their efforts paved the way for the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This hour we'll look back at Freedom Summer, and the current efforts of Ohio students to continue this brave legacy. Guests

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