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Virginia Gov 2009: 16 Virginia localities fail to meet absentee-ballot deadline for military ballots
Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2009 | Tyler Whitley

Posted on 10/28/2009 3:34:09 PM PDT by HokieMom

Despite court prodding and changes in state election laws, 16 Virginia localities have failed to meet a deadline to allow absentee ballots of military personnel serving overseas to be counted on time.

Nancy Rodriques, secretary of the State Board of Elections, said she did not know how many ballots will not be counted.

The local election districts include the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights and Williamsburg as well as Caroline County.

"Words cannot express my disappointment in our commonwealth," said Rusty McGuire of Hanover County, chairman of the Iraqi Freedom Veterans Plate Project and deputy commonwealth's attorney in Louisa County.

The Richmond Liberty Alliance, an offshoot of the Tea Party movement, plans to protest the failure outside the State Board of Elections' headquarters at 1100 Bank St. today from 4 to 7 p.m.

The alliance has been gathering signatures to protest a process that it says leaves military votes uncounted while allowing some felons to vote. State police are investigating several instances of alleged voting by felons, which is voter fraud.

In last year's presidential race, about 2,100 military ballots went uncounted. The presidential campaign of Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin sued the State Board of Elections in U.S. District Court here. After losing the election, the McCain-Palin team withdrew and the U.S. Department of Justice's civil-rights division intervened.

Local registrars did the mishandling of the ballots, but the State Board of Elections was brought into the suit because it oversees the registrars.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: animalfarm; kaine; militaryvote; oifveterans; va2009; voterfraud
Our governor is Tim Kaine, chairman of the DNC.
1 posted on 10/28/2009 3:34:10 PM PDT by HokieMom
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http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/ for Governor

http://www.billbolling.com/ for Lieutenant Governor

http://www.cuccinelli.com/ for Attorney General

It’s get out the vote time.


2 posted on 10/28/2009 3:35:25 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
...Sure is convenient...
3 posted on 10/28/2009 3:36:18 PM PDT by gargoyle (...My thoughts are not seditious, or treasonous, they're revolutionary...)
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To: gargoyle

Yes, it’s the DNC strategy.


4 posted on 10/28/2009 3:37:42 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

You know Democrats have to be at the center of this. They won’t pass up any opportunity to crap on our troops, while pandering to felons.


5 posted on 10/28/2009 3:39:28 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: HokieMom

here we go again

the left holding and stopping votes from the military.
Every election the left have to cheat instead of just keeping it fair and sadly the idiots what follow blindly on their websites have no clue how disgustingly the left cheats


6 posted on 10/28/2009 3:40:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman, end of. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: fwdude

Doesn’t say much for Tim Kaine’s ability to govern honestly, does it?


7 posted on 10/28/2009 3:41:50 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: manc

Since Republicans will be taking charge soon, you can bet this will be fixed.


8 posted on 10/28/2009 3:42:50 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

And THAT, my military contemporaries, is what the Obamaloons and dim-bulb-crats think of you. Remember this - you’ll have time in the future to act on it.


9 posted on 10/28/2009 3:44:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: HokieMom

How did such excrement get elected governor anyway?


10 posted on 10/28/2009 3:45:07 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: HokieMom

I would say that just enough votes will not be counted for the Democrat to win!!! Or The Dem will win on the third recount!


11 posted on 10/28/2009 3:45:44 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: HokieMom

Without reading the thread I would bet the locations just happen to be the largest navy/military centers. Kaine governing honestly is a rhetorical negative. Democrats are liars and cheats. Period.


12 posted on 10/28/2009 3:45:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dems, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: HokieMom

What percentage of these are heavily Democrat?


13 posted on 10/28/2009 3:46:03 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/- The Patriot's Flag-Fox vs the Watchdogs)
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To: HokieMom

Florida 2000 repeat! Dirty bastards! (Wash my mouth out with soap for swearing)


14 posted on 10/28/2009 3:46:54 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: HokieMom

BS.


15 posted on 10/28/2009 3:48:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Richmond would be heavily Democrat for sure (city limits at least) and probably Williamsburg (William and Mary). Don’t know about the others.

With the lead McDonnell has, it might not impact much on the governor’s race, but this might affect other state and local races that are closer.


16 posted on 10/28/2009 3:56:53 PM PDT by randita (Chains you can bereave in.)
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To: HokieMom

Wonder if this is an on-purpopse by the DNC


17 posted on 10/28/2009 3:57:12 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: HokieMom; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
Most folks will get to vote - in a war zone -

Afghanistan election run-off will be logistical nightmare (Some ballots delivered by donkeys)

18 posted on 10/28/2009 3:59:22 PM PDT by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state...)
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To: HokieMom

DNC to the Republic: Oh, so sorry! We will do better next time, we promise!


19 posted on 10/28/2009 4:02:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: HokieMom
16 Virginia localities have failed to meet a deadline to allow absentee ballots of military personnel serving overseas to be counted on time.

As is typical in governments at all levels, nobody will be held accountable.

20 posted on 10/28/2009 4:05:12 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: HokieMom

Absolutely disgraceful.


21 posted on 10/28/2009 4:10:45 PM PDT by Williams (i)
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To: HokieMom

The Democrats pull this crap all of the time. Someone with standing should file suit and try and force the postponement of the election. Enough pussyfooting around.


22 posted on 10/28/2009 4:28:32 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Keep your dog. Get rid of a Liberal.)
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To: randita

Yes but don’t you get tired of the Dems ignoring the military ... if any of them ever vote for a Dem I’d be surprised. No wonder they always “lose” the military absentee ballots.


23 posted on 10/28/2009 4:36:38 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/- The Patriot's Flag-Fox vs the Watchdogs)
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To: HokieMom

bump


24 posted on 10/28/2009 4:37:24 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: HokieMom
Doesn’t say much for Tim Kaine’s ability to govern honestly, does it?

Actually, it speaks volumes on Tim Kaine's ability to govern honestly.
25 posted on 10/28/2009 4:39:21 PM PDT by javachip (TARP - proof there is no situation so bad that government can't make it worse.)
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To: HokieMom
If those ballots favor the RATs and they need them to win, it's a sure
bet that they will be counted.
26 posted on 10/28/2009 4:41:39 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: HokieMom
From this ruling it looks like they will have to count them all, if it applies to this election as well.

Judge says Va. violated absentee voters' rights

Friday, October 16, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. – A federal judge has ruled that Virginia violated the voting rights of military service members and other Americans overseas when officials failed to mail more than 2,100 absentee ballots in time for last year's presidential election.

U.S. District Judge Richard Williams also ordered Friday that the Virginia Board of Elections count and certify the absentee ballots.

27 posted on 10/28/2009 4:46:12 PM PDT by deks
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To: deks

I can hardly wait for Ken Cuccinelli to be our Attorney General.


28 posted on 10/28/2009 5:21:15 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

...Been in KY for 2 years, moved here from Norfolk, VA, after 25 years. Disenfranchisement of the military vote has been going on for a long time, not just in VA. Yer right, it’s their strategy to fix the vote, by any means...

...Got the same thing here, Gov. Beshear, Mayor Newberry, in Lexington. The only light shining in this commonwealth may be Randall Paul for senate. The fact that he’s running Republican, he’s alot third party in his principles on the issues. Met him Saturday, in Lexington, I’m for him...


29 posted on 10/28/2009 6:33:42 PM PDT by gargoyle (...My thoughts are not seditious, or treasonous, they're revolutionary...)
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To: gargoyle
Few political concerns are as diabolical and infuriating as denying the vote to those who secure those very freedoms. The best to you in your efforts to elect Rand Paul.
30 posted on 10/28/2009 6:41:30 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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...Thanks, will be working on it. Best to yer in VA getting out of that mess...

...BTW, I wear my orange with crossed black sabers Hokies hat, proudly, downtown on the UK campus, and I DON’T BLEED BLUE!!!


31 posted on 10/28/2009 6:53:01 PM PDT by gargoyle (...My thoughts are not seditious, or treasonous, they're revolutionary...)
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