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Civil rights leader says voters are energized by voting obstacles
Voters have been determined to make their votes count, despite any issues they may face
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES
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Jo Ingles
 

Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson is in Columbus today, watching the statewide elections. He says new voting restrictions are making it harder for Ohioans to vote but he says those who are standing in long lines at polling places are resolved to make their votes count.

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“People are voting with passion and determination. People I’m convinced who did not intend to vote a month ago feel so violated by the attempt on their right to vote that people are voting anyhow and voting in big numbers and standing in those long lines.”

Ohio’s Secretary of State, Jon Husted, says new laws actually give Ohioans plenty of options to vote. He notes they’ve been able to vote early, in person, since the second of October. And for the first time, all Ohio voters were sent an absentee ballot application so they could order a ballot and vote by mail.

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