Democrats against GOP early voting law change

The battle over election laws in Ohio escalated Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans took aim at each other.

Democrats in the Ohio House in Cincinnati kicked off their statewide tour to rally voters against a bill that would change early voting in Ohio. The Republican sponsor of the bill, Rep. Bill Seitz, a Green Township Republican, called the Democrats’ roadshow the “disinformation and confusion tour.”

It’s a battle being waged nationwide, with Republican legislation to overhaul election laws in TexasGeorgia and elsewhere grabbing national headlines. Now the battle has reached Ohio. 

On Wednesday night, nine Democratic members of the Ohio House sat in a meeting room of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio in Avondale. It was a town hall they called “Freedom to Vote.”