I understand from my friend Sukhmandir Khalsa, the About.com Guide to Sikhism, that Sikhs prefer to call their houses of worship a “gurdwara” rather than a “temple.” My deepest condolences to the Sikh community.
I’ve been checking in with CNN sporadically today, and from what I’ve seen their coverage of the Wisconsin shooting has been cautious and professional. I haven’t seen speculation about motives or the perpetrator, who hasn’t been named. They’ve also had some Sikhs talking about their religion, which is nice. Nobody’s reading on air some dumb thing the summer intern found on Facebook, in other words.
The facts: Per Judd Legum, “Since 2005, Ohio has had in person early-voting in the three days prior to the election. This year, however, the Republican legislature in Ohio eliminated early voting during this period, except for members of the military.”
The Obama campaign sued the state of Ohio to restore early voting for everyone. Here is the brief. A quote:
A preliminary and permanent order prohibiting the Defendants, their respective agents, servants, employees, attorneys, successors, and all persons acting in concert with each or any of them, from implementing or enforcing lines 863 and 864 of Sec. 3509.03 (I) in HB 224, and/or the SB 295 enactment of Ohio Revised Code Â§ 3509.03 with the HB 224 amendments, thereby restoring in-person early voting on the three days immediately preceding Election Day for all eligible Ohio voters.
The Mittens version of events:
“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,” he said in a statement posted to Facebook Saturday afternoon. “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.”
The above quote is taken from an article in The Hill.You have to read the article nearly to the bottom to find out what the Obama campaign’s lawsuit actually is about. That liberal media strikes again.