Skip to comments.Dems block military vote in New York special election
Posted on 04/05/2009 6:36:30 PM PDT by massmike
The outcome of a special Congressional election in New Yorks 20th Congressional District will likely turn on the illegal exclusion of up to 1,000 overseas military ballots, which otherwise would have tipped the race in favor of James Tedisco (R). Tedisco and Scott Murphy (D) are in a dead heat, with 77,225 votes each.
Democrats on the state elections board blocked GOP attempts to allow overseas military voting in the special election. Overseas ballots take weeks to reach voters and be returned unless special measures are taken to speed things up. But the elections officials refused to do anything to speed things up, or mail the ballots out early enough. The result is that perhaps 90 percent of the ballots will be tossed in the trash without ever being counted. (Military ballots are cast mostly for Republican candidates).
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There is coming a day of reckoning when the democrats are going to exclude the military once too often and it’s going to explode on their faces.
The military has fought and died since the founding of this country to keep the rights we hold dear, including the sacred right to vote. To exclude them from any vote is tantamount to TREASON. These democrats should be tried for treason and the punishment carried out swiftly.
This from the same party that was screaming “count every vote!” in Florida in 2000.
I also understood that it went through the legislature and those conditions were agreed upon.
You’re not really surprised are you?
How does it turn for the democrats by excluding other votes, when both have the same number? All ties go to the democrats, is that the rule?
This link in the article really was an eye-opener....
This is what you get when the Commie ‘RATS are given total power over us. The ‘RATS are out of control.
Geez. They could make it less blatant.
They practiced this and honed it during the 2004 election, and they almost got away with it. What I don’t understand is, why doesn’t SOMEONE take charge of getting these ballots to the guys, stamped, returned on time? Or getting computer voting?
It is so wrong.
And why doesn’t someone sue?
It burns me when I see on the local AF base a few stickers for bama.......what a bunch of ingrates.......as long as they got their tidy military pension, they don’t give a rats’ ass about other military and their rights.
Huey Long, Kennedy (all of them), Daley (the elder also), Sanchez, etc., your history will one day be your epithet.
Sadly I agree. And SHAME ON ANY nation or state that allows such a disgrace!
It’s time to take to the streets. Takeovers happen when people just roll over and whine.
Papers, radio, right wing lawyers need to get involved, congress needs major heat right now. Rush needs a heads up as well as Glenn Beck and Hannity. Freepers run with this and don’t let the left win!!!!! Inaction equals defeat.
No offense intended, as I appreciate the optimism, but I heard the same thing on election night ‘08. I put absolutely NOTHING past these lying socialists.
Train our highly motivated troops in the military arts, arm them with the best weapons on the planet, send them into harm’s way to defend our freedoms ...
... then tell them their votes won’t be counted?
Shortsighted, to say the least. In fact, suicidal.
5995 absentee ballots.
48% GOP = 2878
36% GOP = 2158
16% Ind = 959
IF the GOP and Dem voters vote party line, then Murphy would need to make up a 720 vote deficit in the absentee ballots.
Murphy would then need 75% of the 959 Ind. ballots just to catch up with Murphy. That would be 720 votes.
Just put some more time into this, and, well - I think Murphy needs 840 of the Ind. absentee votes.
840/959 = 88%!!!
Yes, some of the GOP absentees went to Murphy.
Yes, some of the Dem absentees went to Tedisco.
Those will tend to cancel each other out, IMHO.
Also, Tedisco LEAD in the polls until recently. This would tend to make the EARLY VOTERS more R than D, would it not?
On the other hand, how many ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS voted in this election?
No surprises here. If this was the nation it used to be, the Repubs would appeal to the Federal Court, and the judge would summarily vacate the boards decision, based on the fact that they are ignoring the rules that they and the Legislature agreed upon.
Of course, this nation is NOT the way it used to be, and the DEMS will go to any length to maintain and increase their power. You think this is a travesty? Just wait til 2010 — or after the Census is used to gerrymander [re: RIG] the 2012 Presidential race.
(If I) had just returned from a war zone, all pumped up with patriotism and personal success (I'm alive), with the memory(s) of war and (perhaps) carnage ... and my psyche is THEN assaulted with my vote wasn't/didn't count?
It would take one hell of a debriefing to keep me from a specop.
Just sayin' ... in my heart .. I might be just a little bit savage.
stuff like this will help make the majority military vote go almost unanimous to conservatives!
The only time the Lib/Dems like the military is when they can hold them up as victims to forward an agenda.
It is estimated that a minimum of 45 days is needed for the overseas military to get their ballots and return them. In 9 of the counties, the ballots went out on March 12 and one on March 13 giving them less than THREE WEEKS to mail the ballots all the way to Podunk, Afghanistan and back. The Obama Justice Dept instead of asking for a full 45 days from mailing out to receive the ballots asked for only 30 days. How’s that for looking out for out military men and women?
Doesn't make one danged difference if they don't count the votes now does it..... hence the reason they are not counting the votes.... the majority will more than likely be for the repubs.
(ps.... don't mean to sound harsh at you; just p'od at the audacity of liberals)
Each and every time a Democrat goes before the people for their support - it should be demanded they answer the question: “Why do the Democrats disenfranchise our Military votes at every opportunity, and seek to over enfranchise the least among us, illegal aliens and felons?”.
If Americans are to be denied the ballot box, perhaps one day they will finally reach for the cartridge box..
I’m nearly 70, and for the FIRST time in my adult life, I wouldn’t condemn an assassin.... To paraphrase our lovely 1st lady...
Punks. Adolescent, psychotic punks.
What I mean, of course, is that not ALL military are in Iraq or Afghanistan right now.
And, those that are, WILL return some day.
And, they WILL remember!
Obama would then be a martyr and Communism would be hard to stop.
These ‘’officials’’ should go to jail for not doing their job. Do these positions rquire them to be ‘’bonded’’ If so go after monetary damages.
Get Mad . Your getting F*cked , Wake up.
Do you need everything ripped from you before you know its gone?
Was there a deadline by which the ballots had to be mailed out to the military? I understood that they were mailed by regular mail to go overseas a mere two to three days before the deadline for having them postmarked. It is fine to have a rule for postmarking, but what good does that do if they don’t have any deadline for mailing them out which allows for time to get there and then be filled out?
The dems really must be stupid as they look to keep pissin on the Military’s back and telling them its raining. Someday, maybe soon, they’ll be screaming and crying for the Mil to help save em. Betcha reality will come to them as a big surprise.
That's good news for Conservatives and Republicans.
I agree! However, I look at our history and see that, in hours of need, there were always great men to rise above the chaos and lead us. There is no dearth of military men who are as much heroes as any of our forefathers. Where there is a total lack of greatness is in the civilian world.
Where is the Adams or Jefferson or Lincoln or Jefferson Davis or Henry Clay or Daniel Webster or Teddy Roosevelt of today? Our civilian leadership is worthy of ridicule and contempt, for they are not leaders; they are destroyers.
The third party loone was a nice help to the Democrat candidate as they usualy are.
It seems to me that democrats care more about counting the votes of bums and illegal aliens, than the votes of people who’ve sacrificed their blood, sweat and tears for the very freedom to hold elections.
I wish I could think of one honorable democrat...but I can’t.
F'ing hypocrites. Yeah... the dems are so in love with the military.
Mail sent without postage (free mail - e.g. military absentee ballots going and coming) do not require postmarks.
Back in the 2000 election the Democrats beat down election board folks so they'd reject overseas military ballots that had not been postmarked even though neither the military nor USPS postmarked this free matter. USPS was prepared to rule on the matter if the Republicans had asked.
Fundamentally, the states have no authority to demand postmarks - it's a strictly federal matter!
Vince Flynn's novel from some years ago, Term Limits, would be even more interesting today, I should think, if he would be so kind as to update it.
And just which part of The Constitution do these DimWits not understand?
count every vote for the welfare recipients.
there were a few threads about the special election for NY20. That question may have been addressed but I do not recall.
I agree with you that something should be done to insure that the ballots get to them in time.
Actually, they're being quite consistent. They tried to throw out the absentee military vote in 2000 as well.
“Hows that for looking out for out military men and women?”
This is just the beginning. Having served under both Carter and Clinton...we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!