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FoxNews: DOJ Accused of Ignoring New Military Voting Rights Law
FoxNews ^ | July 28, 2010 | By Jana Winter

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 DOJ’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; electionfraud; elections; fallelections; holder; liberalfascism; lping; military; moveact; obama; teaparty; votingrights
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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.

1 posted on 07/28/2010 9:49:47 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
Maybe there should be a protest to shut down Washington, DC and government operations and/or a massive protest in DC in August.

Maybe the US Supreme Court might intervene in this case if the Executive Branch fails to act...

2 posted on 07/28/2010 9:53:17 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


3 posted on 07/28/2010 9:56:12 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: onedoug

ping


4 posted on 07/28/2010 9:57:43 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: topher

NOBODY'S VOTE SHOULD BE COUNTED UNTIL ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED !!!


5 posted on 07/28/2010 9:59:35 AM PDT by Grumpybutt (Back off! I'm Grumpy (love that car window sticker!) LOL)
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To: topher

“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.


6 posted on 07/28/2010 9:59:59 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: SunkenCiv; TigersEye; stephenjohnbanker

One scandal after another.


7 posted on 07/28/2010 10:06:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK, and Reagan. Tax cuts work. FAnnie/FReddie hurt.)
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To: stylecouncilor

What else is new?


8 posted on 07/28/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: topher

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??


9 posted on 07/28/2010 10:06:42 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: topher

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.


10 posted on 07/28/2010 10:13:02 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: onedoug

I know, it just makes me SO mad!


11 posted on 07/28/2010 10:17:22 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: topher
I am hoping that the TEA Party Movement might make this an issue.

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.

12 posted on 07/28/2010 10:23:03 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
It is a well-know fact that the military usually votes majority conservative...it's all about the November elections.

Just remember, if we deluge the voting booths with enough people, NONE of their cheating tricks will do any good....we've got them outnumbered, and surrounded. It's an advantage.
13 posted on 07/28/2010 10:25:15 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: topher

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.


14 posted on 07/28/2010 10:26:39 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: topher
More corruption by the Dept. of JustUs.
15 posted on 07/28/2010 10:39:27 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day.)
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To: topher
could be that thousands of soldiers' ballots will arrive too late to be counted.

...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.

16 posted on 07/28/2010 10:39:41 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: topher

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.

FUBO


17 posted on 07/28/2010 10:41:57 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: FrankR

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.


18 posted on 07/28/2010 11:05:23 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kristinn; holdonnow; ETL; Fudd Fan; bcsco; rush; Just Lori; sono; rightwingintelligentsia; ...

ping


19 posted on 07/28/2010 11:32:34 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray. Stop Barrystroika.)
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To: Grumpybutt

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.


20 posted on 07/28/2010 11:49:24 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: topher

They have had a year to enforce this law that ensures that military service men and women outside the US are allowed to vote yet within HOURS of the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law being enacted they had announced their intention to try to block it.

The illegal aliens who steal our jobs and drain our treasury and fill our jails are far more valuable to this administration than the men and women they send to die for their wars.


21 posted on 07/28/2010 11:54:16 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: topher

The DOJ can ignore any law the Obots con’t like. Why can’t states do the same with federal laws they don’t like?


22 posted on 07/28/2010 12:29:45 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Arthur Wildfire! March.

additional:
23 posted on 07/28/2010 5:40:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dirty Harry Reid has been trying his best to push it thru for illegal Aliens to vote!! Gee! somehow I always thought you had to be a citizen to vote!! What’s up with that? It sure stinks!! : ((


24 posted on 07/28/2010 8:03:35 PM PDT by SoldiersPrayingMom (....A nation divided against itself, cannot stand.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dirty Harry Reid has been trying his best to push it thru for illegal Aliens to vote!! Gee! somehow I always thought you had to be a citizen to vote!! What’s up with that? It sure stinks!! : ((


25 posted on 07/28/2010 8:03:46 PM PDT by SoldiersPrayingMom (....A nation divided against itself, cannot stand.)
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To: Grumpybutt

YOU SURE HAVE THAT ONE RIGHT... I BEEN SAYIN’ THAT FOR YEARS!!


26 posted on 07/28/2010 8:05:31 PM PDT by SoldiersPrayingMom (....A nation divided against itself, cannot stand.)
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To: topher

Obama has no respect for the Law.

That’s what they teach at Harvard Law: Contempt for Law, Adoration of their graduates.


27 posted on 07/29/2010 7:10:13 AM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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To: SoldiersPrayingMom

/bingo


28 posted on 07/29/2010 4:31:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: All

This type of BS would work in almost every other country that has their power centralized. We have 50 states, 50 state supreme courts, 50 legislative bodies from Gov on down. 50 national guard troops.50,50,50.

This country no matter how hopeless things look at various times has been set up to be a scambled egg arguement. The founding fathers guided by Divine leadership knew human nature above all things. We shall stand the test of time even though many of those tests will be horribly painfull.


29 posted on 07/29/2010 10:34:32 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: topher

What is wrong with FOX?????

Obama has demnstrated time and again that HE and HIS attorney General have the power to choose which laws to ignore and which to enforce.

They probably got a lecture on COnstitutional Law from Hugo Chavez.


30 posted on 07/30/2010 11:26:39 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: topher

The more often Obama breaks “new ground” in violating the law, the more likely his opposition will eventually decide they had better do the same if they want to assure the continuance of a constitutional Republic.


31 posted on 07/30/2010 11:28:47 AM PDT by ZULU
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