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Complete Charlie Foxtrot: DOJ fails to protect military voters (Outrageous conduct by DOJ)
Election Law Center ^ | October 10, 2010 | Christian Adams

Posted on 10/10/2010 12:48:34 PM PDT by jazusamo

 

 

Barely three weeks before the election, the Department of Justice has opened "urgent" discussions with New York.  New York has failed to mail ballots to military voters.  This is the latest breakdown in DOJ enforcement of the MOVE Act.

The MOVE Act required ballots to mail out on September 18.  New York obtained a waiver allowing the ballots to mail October 1.  But that didn't happen across a sizeable portion of the Empire State - including all of New York City and Westchester County.  On October 2, the failure to comply with the deadline should have been known. 
Fox News breaks the story on October 10, that the DOJ is in "urgent" discussions with New York.  One wonders, as has been the case with the 2010 saga of military voting enforcement, why the DOJ isn't in urgent "litigation." 

The 2008 failure to protect military voters was documented
here.

An even bigger debacle is emerging in 2010.  It has been documented
here and here and here and here.

The most amazing side story to the 2010 mess is that it occurred while Texas Senator John Cornyn has
blocked the nomination of the number two man at Justice - Deputy Attorney General nominee James Cole - specifically because of the military voting mess created by the lack of aggressive enforcement by the Voting Section.  It was no secret that Cole wasn't going to move unless DOJ changed their ways. 

Even after the hold was placed on James Cole, inaction and delay characterized DOJ enforcement.  Private groups, such as the Military Voter Protection Project, uncovered failures to mail military ballots instead of the DOJ.  Instead of fixing the problem after the hold was placed on Cole, the problem grew worse - almost as if the Department was rebuking Senator Cornyn. 

Worse, DOJ meetings with Hill staffers turned into a useless exercise in spin.  DOJ officials claimed they were busy at work enforcing the law, while the facts demonstrated otherwise.  Disbelieving Senators and Congressmen have grown exasperated and have promised that either a housecleaning is in order of those responsible for the mess, or Cole will remain in private practice for a very long time.  Upcoming elections promise to strengthen Cornyn's hand regarding the Cole hold.  And the whole mess could have been avoided.

In sum, here is the history of the 2010 military voting mess:

* In early 2010, Justice officials address state election officials.  They reveal an aversion to aggressive litigation to protect military voting rights.  State officials tell the Washington Times they simply could not believe what was being said.  States went away thinking they didn't face any real consequences for failures to comply with the MOVE Act.

* Also in early 2010, DOJ officials promote the idea that a 2010 waiver would be permanent for future elections, including the 2012 Presidential election.  Spencer Overton and the manager who addressed state election officials promoted this crazed legal view in direct conflict with the law.

* Pentagon officials sent draft waiver guidance to the DOJ.  The guidance would govern standards for granting a waiver and put states on notice what would be eligible for a waiver.  Instead of responding to the Pentagon, the draft gathers dust on DOJ desks.  No guidance was ever issued to states because DOJ failed to provide input to the Pentagon.

* Many states were obviously not going to comply with the new MOVE Act because they did not amend their state laws before the close of their legislative sessions. DOJ response?  Silence.  Instead of suing noncompliant states, the Justice Department waited, watched and did nothing.

* After waiver applications were denied to states like Wisconsin, many states were obviously in noncompliance with the MOVE Act, and there was no possibility of a waiver.  DOJ Response?  Silence.  Instead of filing lawsuits to force compliance, DOJ did next to nothing.  When it did act, it reached settlements with states such as Wisconsin that rewrote explicit statutory language mandating a 45 day ballot mailing requirement to military voters.

* Because of shortcomings in DOJ investigative methods, the Military Voter Protection Project deploys teams of law student investigators to root out failure to comply with the MOVE Act.  Private citizens find state violations before the DOJ does.

* When states such as Illinois and New York are discovered to be violating the law, and have totally failed to mail ballots even three weeks before the election, instead of rushing to court, the DOJ does nothing except talk.

* Meanwhile, DOJ officials genuinely think there is no problem, that the criticism is unfair.  That alone merits a house cleaning.

Even Senator Chuck Shumer has a greater sense of urgency than the DOJ.  From
FOX:
"Put these ballots on the next plane to Afghanistan. These soldiers sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms, they should never, ever be denied their right to vote. I wrote and passed this law so our brave men and women overseas would no longer be disenfranchised and there is absolutely no excuse for failing to get this done. The boards of election should immediately get these ballots to each and every one of our service members around the world. They should overnight them if they have to -- no ifs, ands or buts."

 



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: acorn; doj; elections; holder; justicedepartment; militaryvoting; moveact; newyork; obama; palin; voterfraud; votingrights
The Obama/Holder DOJ knew exactly what would happen if the MOVE Act wasn't enforced and that was that many votes from the military would not be counted.
1 posted on 10/10/2010 12:48:42 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Remember! Your vote is important and “sacred”. Unless of course, you’re in the military. Then the ‘RATS prefer you stay the hell out of the elections.


2 posted on 10/10/2010 12:52:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Less than 30 days to go to election day. I'm giddier than a TV weatherman during hurricane season.)
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To: jazusamo

Call all your Congressman/Senators and demand that this be stopped!


3 posted on 10/10/2010 12:52:41 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: jazusamo

The DOJ will sue Arizona on a bogus charge of violating the rights of illegal aliens, but enters “discussions” with states that are in clear violation of federal law.


4 posted on 10/10/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: jazusamo
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

5 posted on 10/10/2010 12:53:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: USNBandit

That’s exactly what the Injustice Department is doing, Holder and some of his flunkie appointees heads should roll.


6 posted on 10/10/2010 12:56:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; ElkGroveDan; holdonnow; SoldierDad; SoldiersPrayingMom; oneamericanvoice; ...

Send this to Rush, Hannity, Drudge, Levin, Malkin, Reagan, and the rest of the conservative talk show hosts and get this information on the air ASAP.

Every military family must ensure that they vote and that they get everyone they know to vote these traitors out of office.


7 posted on 10/10/2010 12:56:42 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thanks, ETR!


8 posted on 10/10/2010 12:57:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: freekitty; MinuteGal; blackbart.223; unkus; flat; billmor; overbore; Doogle; Foolsgold; tgusa; ...

PING; spread the word.


9 posted on 10/10/2010 12:58:34 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: jazusamo

Libs will do ANYTHING to try to hold on to power. This is just another blatant attempt. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the DOJ to take actions.

I had the privilege of witnessing the swearing in of new airmen at the Little Rock Air Show yesterday, just prior to the USAF Thunderbird demonstration. I was reminded when they were taking that oath... “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

And I again assert my opinion that our entire military is essentially ignoring their duty today - because our nation and her Constitution are under constant attack from enemies - not foreign, but domestic - the Marxists who are in control are the very enemies I believe this oath was targeting.


10 posted on 10/10/2010 1:01:26 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: 2rightsleftcoast; abner; ACAC; advertising guy; Arkinsaw; athelass; aumrl; basil; bboop; BAW; ...

Military Voting Outrage Ping!


11 posted on 10/10/2010 1:02:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“That’s exactly what the Injustice Department is doing, Holder and some of his flunkie appointees heads should roll.”

Win congress then force Holder to resign.


12 posted on 10/10/2010 1:05:10 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I just said the same on another thread.

Also, PALADINO NEEDS to speak out quickly on this! This action is directly against him.


13 posted on 10/10/2010 1:06:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jazusamo

Back in 2000 Gore knew this and sent lawyers to stop them from being counted.

This is an old ploy and tactic of the Dem/Libs and is used over and over and no one ever tries to publicize it or stop it.


14 posted on 10/10/2010 1:06:43 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I fully expect that to happen. There’s much more than this MOVE Act fiasco to justify investigation of Holder by the House.


15 posted on 10/10/2010 1:09:29 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: K-oneTexas
Back in 2000 Gore knew this and sent lawyers to stop them from being counted. This is an old ploy and tactic of the Dem/Libs and is used over and over

And yet, some old guard military still vote dem! Boggles the mind!

16 posted on 10/10/2010 1:14:46 PM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: jazusamo
The definition of cluster f_ _ _.

Obama's guilty of treason several times over now. His oath to uphold and defend the Constitution requires him not to sue a sovereign State for upholding the Law, to not drag America hating fascist dictatorships into the Law suit he shouldn't have filed, to not drag a Sovereign State before the UN for false-testimony civil rights "violations," and to not circumvent Congress' Constitutional oversight role by legislating via empiric fiat.

He needs to be impeached now, and We The People must demand it. Repeatedly, and loudly. IMPEACH NOW

;-/

17 posted on 10/10/2010 1:15:45 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin-Bachman 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach" :-)
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To: Gargantua
Excellent definition of CF.

He needs to be impeached now, and We The People must demand it. Repeatedly, and loudly. IMPEACH NOW

AMEN to that!

18 posted on 10/10/2010 1:19:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: CRBDeuce

They must think as long as a Dem wins it’s all good. Either that or they don’t think. Oh, I forgot. Rush says thinking is hard work.


19 posted on 10/10/2010 1:20:25 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: jazusamo

BUMP


20 posted on 10/10/2010 1:25:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: K-oneTexas
What they did was send teams of lawyers to every county elections office to challenge every absentee ballot. They were operating under the (correct) assumption that most absentee ballots would go for Bush.

Reports from the elections office in Escambia County said every time they succeeded in having a ballot thrown out they were doing "high 5's."

Not exactly the narrative of counting every vote they selectively found important in Dade and Broward County.

21 posted on 10/10/2010 1:38:17 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: jazusamo

If you had to guess which party would most like to quash the absentee votes of soldiers?

Ask Al Gore in 2000 when he tried to destroy them in Florida and then Joe Lieberman said he wanted no part of that.

Funny how tough Schumer is but then he lets it happen!


22 posted on 10/10/2010 1:49:32 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: USNBandit

Exactly what I said. The majority of absentee ballots are military ballots.

It is a perennial Dem tactic. Then Pubbies must sent lawyers to argue the opposite.

Maybe we need less lawyers and politicians in this world.


23 posted on 10/10/2010 1:59:51 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: jazusamo
The good news, bad news story for the Dems:

Good news: Did you hear? Our soldiers are coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq!

Bad news: They're mad.

24 posted on 10/10/2010 2:02:28 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: USNBandit; Titus-Maximus; K-oneTexas

Yep, what took place in FL in 2000 is in part what caused the MOVE Act to be passed, it brought sunshine to the inadequacies of state laws for military voting.

Now with the law about a year old we have a RAT administration and DOJ that won’t adequately enforce that law and all we hear from them and the enemedia is crickets.


25 posted on 10/10/2010 2:02:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: USNBandit

Exactly what I was thinking.


26 posted on 10/10/2010 2:13:35 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: jazusamo

With Eric Holder as AG everything is about race and politics.


27 posted on 10/10/2010 2:15:42 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: jazusamo

With Eric Holder as AG everything is about race and politics.


28 posted on 10/10/2010 2:15:47 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I hope everyone of these haters of America are voted out of office.


29 posted on 10/10/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SamuraiScot
Good news: Did you hear? Our soldiers are coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq!

Bad news: They're mad.

Sad news: They're already on the Homeland Security Terror Watch List.

30 posted on 10/10/2010 2:22:11 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / I'm not anti-government, I'm anti-democrat!)
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To: jazusamo
"... we have a RAT administration and DOJ that won’t adequately enforce that law ..."

We have an Administration and DOJ that will not enforce any laws that effect our sovereignty. Voting or immigration/border protection.

One sure way to erode the Republic!
31 posted on 10/10/2010 2:36:40 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: jazusamo

Outrageous indeed.

Hard to believe there aren’t renegades within the ranks of the system that can expedite the mailing.


32 posted on 10/10/2010 2:54:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: jazusamo

You would think that with Obama’s astounding popularity among the ranks the DOJ would be falling all over themselves to make sure the troops all got to vote. /s


33 posted on 10/10/2010 2:57:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred ("We built a tower of stone. With our flesh and bone. To see him fly ." (RIP RJD))
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To: jazusamo

Ministry of Love bookmark.


34 posted on 10/10/2010 2:58:07 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: jazusamo
The Obama/Holder DOJ knew exactly what would happen if the MOVE Act wasn't enforced and that was that many votes from the military would not be counted.

The American people have tried the soap box, but Congress didn't give a damn and passed Obamacare anyway. The jury box could have been tried, but the judiciary says that nobody has any standing to contest Barack Obama's papers. Now this administration is trying to rig the ballot box.

I hope that we have an honest vote in November and can end this sequence at the ballot box.


35 posted on 10/10/2010 3:55:43 PM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: jazusamo

you think anyone will do something about it?


36 posted on 10/10/2010 4:25:21 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

I’m sure they won’t for this election, it’s already too late.

The only thing we can hope for is the new House investigating and forcing Holder to resign then getting the states to straighten out their primaries and lack of interest to be able to comply for the 2012 election but not holding my breath.


37 posted on 10/10/2010 4:36:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
what took place in FL in 2000 is in part what caused the MOVE Act to be passed... Now with the law about a year old

A year? What was George W. Bush doing for the first 235 days of his presidency? That should have been the first order of business.

38 posted on 10/10/2010 4:53:11 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Wife used to mail son’s Christmas presents, when he was overseas, to him by Halloween. One year he received them for his birthday, in March.

There is no way something can be mailed and returned now, before November.


39 posted on 10/10/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT by SouthTexas ("Global Climate Disruption" = More bovine excrement)
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To: SouthTexas

By design of the Ruling Class politicians and with malice?


40 posted on 10/10/2010 5:05:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Would seem so.


41 posted on 10/10/2010 5:10:00 PM PDT by SouthTexas ("Global Climate Disruption" = More bovine excrement)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; SouthTexas

And the first order of business once we take Congress back.


42 posted on 10/10/2010 5:46:21 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: jazusamo
Thanks for the ping. F*****g DOJ. It figures. I get so tired of hearing the S*** so often spouted by the commie presses of how the Kenyan's wife is so dedicated to our military folks.
Only Fox has enough balls to address what is happening to our military folks voting rights.
43 posted on 10/10/2010 7:13:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz. The RATS as you well know don’t want the military voting because the military vote heavily Conservative values, which means primarily they vote Republican.

This whole thing is another scam by the Fairy FraudMother’s aka; the Damned o’ CRATS.


44 posted on 10/10/2010 7:39:10 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
Far as I'm concerned, they should hold off the election results until every, single, vote by our Military Men and Women is here and COUNTED!
45 posted on 10/10/2010 9:38:34 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: jazusamo

just spent 2 weeks nagging my cousin to vote ..he went to register this morning and was told the cut off was Friday..called me mad about it...


46 posted on 10/11/2010 8:16:55 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: FlingWingFlyer; jazusamo

Ballots not sent because most of our valiant defenders in uniform are Conservatives, and also Believers in the Lord our God. I couldn’t read the full article, but is New York the only state which thumbed their noses at our brave sons and daughters overseas? This president is president ONLY to the Progressives! This thread needs to be copied and sent to our email lists across the country, and it must be seen to that all states, and this administration, are accountable!


47 posted on 10/11/2010 11:33:47 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Paperdoll
There's other states and counties in states that are not complying including WI, NM and CT.

Holder is AWOL on military voting

48 posted on 10/11/2010 11:48:31 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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