Skip to comments.FoxNews: DOJ Accused of Ignoring New Military Voting Rights Law
Posted on 07/28/2010 9:49:42 AM PDT by topher
The Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote, according to two former DOJ attorneys who say states are being encouraged to use waivers to bypass the new federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.
The MOVE Act, enacted last October, ensures that servicemen and women serving overseas have ample time to get in their absentee ballots. The result of the DOJ's alleged inaction in enforcing the act, say Eric Eversole and J. Christian Adams both former litigation attorneys for the DOJs Voting Section could be that thousands of soldiers' ballots will arrive too late to be counted.
"It is an absolute shame that the section appears to be spending more time finding ways to avoid the MOVE Act, rather than finding ways to ensure that military voters will have their votes counted," said Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection Project, a new organization devoted to ensuring military voting rights. "The Voting Section seems to have forgotten that it has an obligation to enforce federal law, not to find and raise arguments for states to avoid these laws."
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The MOVE Act, enacted last October, ensures that servicemen and women serving overseas have ample time to get in their absentee ballots.
Another case where our troops can die for their country but cannot vote.
It brings to mind how Franken was elected Senator in Minnesota because of convicted felons being allowed to vote.
This non-sense must stop.
Apparently, the democrats are desparate to stay in power.
Maybe the US Supreme Court might intervene in this case if the Executive Branch fails to act...
The list, ping
“Apparently, the democrats are desparate to stay in power.”
This is the only way they can stay in power and they know it. I was a young lad when the corrupt Chicago dem machine gave the election to Kennedy by losing numerous canisters of ballots from suburban and rural voting districts. This has become the standard for them and nary a republican has the stones to confront this and put and end to it. In fact, the gop elites just play along with them so they can continue getting their share of the pie.
One scandal after another.
What else is new?
Wow, radical leftist representives of this radical leftist administration ignoring laws that uphold the rights of mostly conservative military folks overseas!! Who saw THAT coming??
Knowing our Black Ku Klux Klan Racist Atty General....he will probably make an exception for black and spanish speaking military, and help them out....but if you are white....you ain’t right.
I know, it just makes me SO mad!
I have also posted under Freeper Activism News Group, as I believe this is an important point for Activism by Freepers/Lurkers.
Maybe we need to contact our CongressCritters about this.
Just did...plus, contacted Boehner and McConnell. (use their zip codes and area codes and contact them thru their local websites.)
Spread this far and wide.
...and they're pro-American. Oboma can't have that sort of patriotic voting going on while he's trying to destroy us, now can he?
Oboma - Finishing the job his Muslim brothers failed to do on 9/11.
The attorney general and the democrat party should be sued for this violation of the law, the attorney general should be sued for non-enforcement of the immigration laws of the U.S. and criminal negligence in not ensuring that the illegal murderers they let into the country could not harm american citizens.
Unfortunately, the democrat party will continue to cheat as they have done throughout their history.
It may come down to turning their tactics against them. They can’t ask for IDs to prove anything about residency or citizenship so let’s all walk into as many polling places as possible and vote conservative. Let’s also request as many absentee ballots and early voting ballots as possible and submit them all. Hey, it’s their rules of the game so maybe it’s time to shove it up their worthless asses.
All votes are equal. Nobody’s vote should be put in front of another by statute, whether military or otherwise. Military service is a privlidge, it doesn’t convey special rights to have your vote counted first.