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Ohio State Legislature repeals part of House Bill 194 state law that slashes time for early voting this November in half by passing replacement law dubbed Senate Bill 295 that allows some early voting but keeps provision to stop early in person voting the weekend before presidential election, Congresswoman Fudge, community activists, voting rights and Civil Rights advocates demand that weekend voting be allowed, activists say Republicans are pushing last minute state laws in Ohio to silence Black, Democratic vote for Obama in Ohio, ballot initiative to seek to repeal HB194 by Ohio voters will allegedly go forward for November general election

By Kath y Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) COLUMBUS, Ohio-The Republican controlled Ohio State Legislature passed a state law on Tues. titled Senate Bill 295 that repeals parts of a controversial election law dubbed House Bill 194 that the same group of lawmakers passed last year that restricts early voting and makes other changes, though the new law permits some early voting but keeps intact the old law's provision against it the weekend before the November general election, a measure that Democrats say should motivate Ohioans to vote to repeal HB194 at the November ballot box this year. "HB 194 was an attack on voting rights and should never have been enacted in the first place,” said U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, a Warrenvillle Hts Democrat who, though a federal lawmaker, has been in the forefront on the bi-

U.S. Rep. Fudge, Rep. Patmon, upset over Ohio Senate bill designed to stop voter repeal of HB 194, the voter suppression bill

U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( ) and ( ) COLUMBUS, Ohio-Cleveland area Black leaders like U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-11), a Warrensville Hts. Democrat, and state Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat, say that a bill dubbed Senate Bill 295 that passed the Ohio Senate last week that repeals or replaces House Bill 194, the voter suppression bill, will work to silence the Black vote in Ohio in November and is designed to circumvent a voter's referendum on HB 194. "The rush by the Republican led Ohio Senate to repeal H.B. 194 will most certainly lead to voter confusion," said Fudge, whose 11th Congressional District includes Cleveland's east side and Black pockets of Akron, a city s