DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Dayton NAACP leaders are calling Ohio Secretary of State John Husted a bully.
Dayton's NAACP President Derrick Foward wants Husted to reinstate the two democrats on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and rethink his directive before it's too late.
That's why a letter has been sent to the state's top election official. Foward says this is not a partisan or racial issue, it's about accessibility. He says there were weekend early voting hours in 2008 and there wasn't a problem, so he asks Husted why there's an issue now?
Foward says Husted's suspension of democrats Dennis Lieberman and Tom Ritchie is based on partisan politics. He calls Husted's actions Un-American.
"The NAACP has fought this fight for 103 years, to ensure that there would not be any voter suppression. That there would not be a situation for people who died and bled that their living and their dying would not be in vain," explains Foward.
Lieberman and Ritchie have a hearing at Husted's office Monday morning at 9 AM to plead their case as to why they shouldn't be removed from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.