Hiram College political science professor Jason Johnson was interviewed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for a story about changes to early voting and its impact on the U.S. presidential election in Ohio.
Democrats say Husted’s decision will affect thousands of likely Barack Obama voters. They fear that restricting hours in the heavily Democratic county during the early voting period 35 days before the election could give Republican challenger Mitt Romney the edge in this crucial swing state.
“The question boils down to how far are Republicans willing to go to accomplish that goal and what are Democrats willing to do to counteract this,” said Jason Johnson, a political science professor at Hiram College who specializes in political campaigns. “What really disgusts me about this is it has nothing to do with policy, nothing to do with message, nothing to do with whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama are better candidates. This is nothing other than cheating and disrupting people’s right to vote.”
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