CINCINNATI: Two Democratic county elections officials fired in a dispute over extended voting hours filed a federal lawsuit against the Republican secretary of state on Monday, charging wrongful termination. Former Montgomery County Elections Board members Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie Sr. said in the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton, that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted unjustly fired them after they voted to continue to allow early voting on weekends. 2 Dems sue Ohio secretary of state over firing - Break News - Ohio GOP Chair Doug Preisse gave a surprisingly blunt answer to the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday: I guess I really actually feel we shouldnt contort the voting process to accommodate the urbanread African-Americanvoter-turnout machine. Ohio GOP Admits Early Voting Cutbacks Are Racially Motivated It was OK for other elections. Nothing to do with "voter ID". They can't use that as an excuse this time. They came right out and said "African American". Just racist Republicans practicing their trade. So go on USMB Republicans defend this "racist behavior". Tell us why it's "American" and "Fair". Let's see who really "contorts".