Skip to comments.Waiving the military's star-spangled rights--Congress must stop disenfranchisement of overseas pers
Posted on 07/22/2010 6:12:57 PM PDT by jazusamo
About four brigades' worth of American military personnel lost the right to have their votes count in the 2008 elections.
It now appears that the Justice Department is willing to allow many of the same 17,000 Americans fighting for us overseas to be disenfranchised once again in November. Congress and the Defense Department need to step in to ensure this doesn't happen.
Military Voter Protection Project Director M. Eric Eversole accused his former employer, the Justice Department's Voting Section, of encouraging states to use waivers to get around a law Congress passed last year to address the problems with overseas voting. The statute requires that states mail absentee ballots to military personnel at least 45 days before an election, ensuring there is sufficient time for them to reach far-flung locales and be returned by Election Day. Waiving the law effectively denies a state's soldiers, sailors and airmen the ability to exercise the most basic right of citizenship.
Sen. John Cornyn brought up Mr. Eversole's charges in a meeting Wednesday with Defense Department officials responsible for ensuring military voting rights. The Texas Republican was one of the two lead sponsors of the legislation in question.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Every VFW in this nation must raise hell over this reprehensible theft of freedom. This is an outrage added to hundreds or thousands of outrages that have occurred since the Fuhrer took office.
Eric Holder and Barack Obama will not lift a finger to fix this, it is exactly as they planned. The only votes that they are interested in counting are those of illegals, felons, and the dead.
Agree with you both.
The loose granting of this waiver is absolutely wrong but there will be no pressure to change it unless a lot of hell is raised.
Why of course Rats pull grimy tricks like this.
FReeper Vets in every state should take this on as a personal mission, and warn our deployed military members as well. Soros’ Secretary of State project plays a role in this, naturally. Remember Al Franken in Minnesota. They are planning to do it again.