Hey! I know, let’s act like we thought of it:

COLUMBUS – Senate Republicans yesterday pushed through a bill designed to undermine the chances of a broader measure on the Nov. 8 ballot that allows voters to cast absentee ballots as early as 35 days before an election without having to indicate a reason.

How about a pair of flip flops with those pop tarts:

As recently as this spring, when the Ohio House approved a similar measure with bipartisan support, the Senate GOP balked at the idea.

A similar measure passed the Senate 22-11 yesterday along party lines. Democrats argued the change of heart was the result of the popularity of Issue 2 with voters.

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