Just to remind people, back in 2008 when Obama won Ohio, there was a Democrat regime in charge statewide, which has subsequently been replaced by respectable, law-abiding Republicans. Specifically, in 2008, there was a Democrat Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, one of Obama's ACORN compadres:
In 2007, Project Vote was ready to launch their “beta” phase of the VBASE project and targeted a state that had been made friendly by the election of ACORN ally Ohioan Secretary of State Jennifer BrunnerFormer OH SOS Democrat Brunner didn't verify ACORN's purportedly fraudulent registrations:
Brunner, a Democrat, has declined to enforce the provisions of the Help America Vote Act that requires her to use a database to allow the verification of 600,000-plus registrations from new Ohio voters. Brunner admits there are "discrepancies" on about 200,000 of the new registrations, but won't give local election officials the registration data they need to verify the validity of the registrations.
ACORN, in Ohio, was responsible for buying votes with crack cocaine:
Shortly before Election Day 2006, the Wall Street Journal reported that the far-left-leaning activist group ACORN gave crack cocaine to one of its Ohio workers in 2004 "in exchange for fraudulent registrations that included underage voters, dead voters and pillars of the community named Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Jive Turkey."
Democrat Brunner, in conjunction with Bill Clinton appointee Judge Sargus, decided that "homeless" people can register and vote without any validated address and, furthermore, false registrations can't be weeded out from the rolls:
A federal judge in Ohio has ruled that counties must allow homeless voters to list park benches and other locations that aren't buildings as their addresses.
U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus also ruled that provisional ballots can't be invalidated because of poll worker errors.
From The Reaganite Republican 15 July 2012 post
Unfortunately, Sargus is still a judge, and Brunner is still around causing trouble, most recently representing dubious Democrat fundraiser (is there any other kind?), Melissa Barnhart, who is being investigated by the FBI. Obama's former Franklin County, OH (which includes Dem voter rich Ohio State) re-election chief, Greg Schultz, had to resign recently over connections with Barnhart.
Party officials said members of Obama’s campaign have pressured Schultz to step down because they were concerned about his connection to fundraiser Melissa Barnhart.Hence, since the Obama campaign can't count on swamping the ballot box with as many dubious votes that they received in 2008, their fallback strategy seems to be to eliminate as many valid votes in 2012 as possible:
Barnhart was named several times in a recent FBI report by a former client of hers for possible campaign-finance misconduct during a statewide race in 2006.
What is clear is that the intention of the lawsuit is to convey a sense of voter rights imbalance where none exists both legally or factually. The Obama lawsuit claims that the action by the state of Ohio was, ‘arbitrary’ and unconstitutional to allow three extra days of in-person early voting to military voters and their families who are overseas.
Yet, the 1986 and amended 2010 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act allows this preferential treatment as a matter of fact and of law.
which seems to be standard operating procedure for Democrats, from Robert J. Avrech August 8, 2014's post "Obama Sues to Suppress Military Vote"