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Friday, August 13, 2010

States petition Eric Holder and DOJ to interfere with troops' votes!

Twelve states have applied for waivers from protecting military voters in the 2010 election: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, and the District of Columbia.

The current legislation requires the states to ship ballots to the troops at least 45 days prior to the election to ensure they are received and counted.  In the last Presidential election at least 17,000 GI votes were never tallied because they were not received timely.  The Pentagon is authorized to grant such waivers but is obviously reluctant to, so these states (Alaska, what the HELL are you doing running with these dirtbags?) are petitioning DOJ to somehow intervene.

This is horsecrap from a particularly sick and runny horse.  I volunteer with Operation Gratitude, and they can get a package from the US to any soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan within a week, and these state governments can't mail a ballot?  They can't be returned timely?

Here's a wild idea: count the fricking ballots at the fricking embassies.  Even the State Department can work a damned e-mail.   Then send the hardcopies along for validation at your leisure.  This is nothing but a blatant attempt by "blue" states to eliminate what they fear will be "red" ballots from their elections.

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