Skip to comments.Virginia Gov 2009: 16 Virginia localities fail to meet absentee-ballot deadline for military ballots
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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Its get out the vote time.
Yes, it’s the DNC strategy.
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.
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
Doesn’t say much for Tim Kaine’s ability to govern honestly, does it?
Since Republicans will be taking charge soon, you can bet this will be fixed.
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.
How did such excrement get elected governor anyway?
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!
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.
What percentage of these are heavily Democrat?
Florida 2000 repeat! Dirty bastards! (Wash my mouth out with soap for swearing)
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.
Wonder if this is an on-purpopse by the DNC
DNC to the Republic: Oh, so sorry! We will do better next time, we promise!
As is typical in governments at all levels, nobody will be held accountable.
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.
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.
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.
I can hardly wait for Ken Cuccinelli to be our Attorney General.
...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...
...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!!!