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N.Y. To GIs: No Votes For You!
IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 10/12/2010 5:50:31 PM PDT by Kaslin

Election '10: The de facto disenfranchisement of soldiers by an incompetent Board of Elections is a shameful slap in the face of those who are fighting and dying in two wars to protect our right to vote and theirs.

There's no excuse for this. None. The failure of the state of New York's Board of Elections to send out absentee ballots to the state's military and overseas voters, even after being granted a federal extension under the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, is made worse by the fact that New York City on 9/11 was the Pearl Harbor of the war on terror.

We agree with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on this one when he said: "We send our young men and women overseas to fight and to die for us and we don't care enough to make sure they get the right to exercise their franchise? That's what they're over there fighting for as much as anything else."

The Department of Justice has belatedly threatened a lawsuit to force compliance with federal law now that it's become headline news, but the feds should have been on top of this a long time ago. Perhaps DOJ was too busy protecting the right of the New Black Panthers to intimidate voters.

"A credible enforcement operation would have detected a problem on Oct. 2," says J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department attorney who gave testimony before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission about DOJ's refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers. "DOJ didn't detect it, and almost two weeks later, the situation has become critical in New York and other states. The only place they have sued to enforce the law? Guam."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: doj; elections; lping; lpingmilitary; militaryvoting; moveact; newyork; obama; votefraud; votingrights

1 posted on 10/12/2010 5:50:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That’s the bad news. The good news is that some goofyass “judge” says you’ll be able to wear boas and Speedos on the battlefield from now on.


2 posted on 10/12/2010 5:53:23 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: Kaslin
I'd tell my CO that I wouldn't re-enlist unless I got to vote.See if that wouldn't light a fire under somebody to correct this insult to our patriots overseas.
3 posted on 10/12/2010 5:56:05 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kaslin

DOD or at State’s ANG should fly ballots to the war zone and all overseas troops. GET IT DONE!


4 posted on 10/12/2010 5:56:42 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Kaslin
One felon, one vote
One ghost, one vote
One undocumented worker, one vote
One Democrat, many votes
One soldier, no vote
It's the Democratic way
5 posted on 10/12/2010 5:59:19 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Kaslin
incompetent ?

By design maybe.
6 posted on 10/12/2010 6:01:37 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Kaslin
I doubt this was incompetence. Service personnel don't vote the way liberals want. Looking incompetent was the easiest way to disenfranchise them.
7 posted on 10/12/2010 6:02:20 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Palin/Ryan 2012)
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To: Hamilcar_Barca

Of course it wasn’t incompetence. It was done on purpose, because they know that most troops vote Republican


8 posted on 10/12/2010 6:04:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
This really pisses me off! Democrats are scummier than usual these days.

Impeach them all!

9 posted on 10/12/2010 6:07:28 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: Kaslin

The only solution to this mess, and applied as a penalty so’s it don’t happen again, is to apply ALL the military votes as automatic votes for their respective congressmen, US sinator, NY sinator and NY state reps.


10 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:52 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Kaslin

The only solution to this mess, and applied as a penalty so’s it don’t happen again, is to apply ALL the military votes as automatic votes for their respective REPUBLICAN congressmen, US sinator, NY sinator and NY state reps.


11 posted on 10/12/2010 6:10:12 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Kaslin

Yup.

Meanwhile, the dead and ‘provisional’ ballots drop from the sky.


12 posted on 10/12/2010 6:12:06 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Naturally


13 posted on 10/12/2010 6:15:32 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

There’s no excuse for this. If Bloomberg was a mayor, and he isn’t, he would fire these incompetents and make sure that servicemen and women got to vote, as is their right. Bloomberg is such a hapless fool, he is only fit to be Obama’s Treasury Secretary.


14 posted on 10/12/2010 6:24:59 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; ...

Ping


15 posted on 10/12/2010 6:31:49 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah NY’ers, just think Ny will deny troops the right to vote but they will fight to the death of their political careers for the right of Muslims to have a Mosque on ground ZERO. Aren’t you proud of your DumocRAT elected officials.


16 posted on 10/12/2010 6:34:45 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Hamilcar_Barca

There are libtards here in Minnestoopid who believe that anyone in the military, or anyone with a military background, should be prohibited from participating in the political process in any form.


17 posted on 10/12/2010 6:35:47 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: Farmer Dean

It seems the point. The failure to have the troops vote would be the success of this program.


18 posted on 10/12/2010 6:44:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

Incompetent?

I don’t think so. Just a bunch of affirmative action leftard scum trying to keep the military from voting.

Once is an accident. Twice is coincidece. Three times is enemy action. And we are *way* past three times.


19 posted on 10/12/2010 6:44:51 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/

http://www.nachumlist.com/obamaethics.htm


20 posted on 10/12/2010 6:46:55 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Fred Hayek

“There are libtards here in Minnestoopid who believe that anyone in the military, or anyone with a military background, should be prohibited from participating in the political process in any form.”

Whereas I think only men on active duty or with an honorable discharge should be able to vote, and then only after demonstrating a sufficient command of the issues.


21 posted on 10/12/2010 6:47:10 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Nachum; unkus; flat; gonzo; Doogle; Foolsgold; SkyPilot; dk/coro

Will the military families and veterans in New York put up with this without demanding the removal of the vermin that allowed this to happen? What are the VFW’s doing as well as the GOP?

Has Drudge, Rush, or Hannity exposed this?


22 posted on 10/12/2010 6:54:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: dsc

Starship Troopers, service for citizenship.


23 posted on 10/12/2010 6:57:45 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: TaMoDee
and send the bill to the new york RAT PARTY!!!
24 posted on 10/12/2010 7:15:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

...every election this happens, and every election promises are made....this time I want names of those responsible. Those who have made decisions, those who have not done what was expected of them. THE MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN DESERVE A RESPONSE!


25 posted on 10/12/2010 7:15:54 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Kaslin; SandRat; Allegra

Might the affected service members file congressional complaints? If so, would it make a difference?


26 posted on 10/12/2010 7:19:04 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Kaslin; SandRat; Allegra

Might the affected service members file congressional complaints? If so, would it make a difference?


27 posted on 10/12/2010 7:19:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Kaslin

Than anyone who votes the liberal ticket should not count.


28 posted on 10/12/2010 7:48:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Grizzled Bear

They can do it but the DemDummies don’t give a damn.


29 posted on 10/12/2010 8:14:41 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Doogle; Foolsgold; Candor7; Kaslin; 2ndDivisionVet; tgusa; stephenjohnbanker; Clintonfatigued

Our military patriots need our help to have the human waste that intentionally did this exposed and thrown out of office in disgrace. We The People “MUST” demand that as well. We want names and we want them now.

Calling New York Freepers to help.


30 posted on 10/12/2010 8:43:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: Kaslin

All NY vote counting will be postponed until military votes are returned, right? No?

That’s the penalty I’d give the State who couldn’r follow the law.

Until there is a consequence for the lack of action, what do you expect?


31 posted on 10/12/2010 8:49:21 PM PDT by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: Kaslin

Incompetent? No. Soldiers tend to vote wrong.


32 posted on 10/12/2010 8:59:05 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Dogbert41

“Starship Troopers, service for citizenship.”

That couldn’t have stayed with me all these decades. After all, “it’s only a book.”

I wonder how many conservatives were influenced by RAH across the years.


33 posted on 10/12/2010 9:41:28 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Farmer Dean

With the way the government disregards the voting rights of our troops and the way the mainstream media does everything it can to provide aid and comfort to the enemy at the direct cost of our troops lives, it would not suprise me to hear about some trooper coming back home and airing out some office.


34 posted on 10/12/2010 10:08:06 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: dsc

It was a very insightful book!


35 posted on 10/12/2010 11:00:15 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

“It was a very insightful book!”

Too bad his early stuff isn’t read much any more. He went a little — or a lot — flaky in his older years, but that early stuff was good.


36 posted on 10/12/2010 11:03:38 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: omega4412
One soldier, no vote
It's the Democratic way

'Rat-scum bump.

37 posted on 10/13/2010 2:01:52 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin
Of course it wasn’t incompetence. It was done on purpose, because they know that most troops vote Republican

Bump for clarity.

Bill Clinton pulled the same crap in 2000, ordering certain Navy ships to deepsix their mailbags of absentee votes headed home from the Middle East.

Remember that one?

38 posted on 10/13/2010 2:04:13 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: arthurus; Hamilcar_Barca; omega4412
Ping to my last.
39 posted on 10/13/2010 2:07:07 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Grizzled Bear; Kaslin; SandRat; SouthTexas
Might the affected service members file congressional complaints? If so, would it make a difference?

I don't know if it would make a difference, but I think it's unacceptable that NY is doing this and it's certainly worth a shot.

In '08, all of us who were deployed, whether military or civilian and regardless of what state we were from were blatantly disenfranchised.

We simply did not receive our ballots in time for the election. Most of us submitted provisional ballots which only covered the federal election (not our state and local), but we doubt they were ever counted.

40 posted on 10/13/2010 2:49:36 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Allegra
This issue clearly shows the incompetence or blatant bias, of the feds. They have plenty of time to run PR for the Black Panthers accused of voter intimidation and to sue a state for implementation of border protectection to do the job they are not doing, but they don't have time to protect the voting rights of those that defend us.

Disgusting is far to polite of a description.

41 posted on 10/13/2010 6:34:02 AM PDT by SouthTexas ("Global Climate Disruption" = More bovine excrement)
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To: dsc

Everything I know I learned from RAH and C S Lewis.


42 posted on 10/13/2010 6:48:27 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Allegra

I vote in Michigan but I’m stationed out west. I never received my absentee ballot, but I voted with a provisional.

My best guess is that my absentee was filled in and counted, if you know what I mean...


43 posted on 10/13/2010 7:28:24 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Kaslin

Then what should be done is to count the entire number of voter registrations in any given area and award the same number votes to the party opposite the party of the individual who made this decision. (Obviously Democrat, but I wouldn’t have any problem doing the same thing had a Republican pulled this) Maybe even throw in a 10% penalty (1000 disenfranchised service voters = 1100 opposite party votes)!


44 posted on 10/13/2010 10:28:12 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Eepsy

“Everything I know I learned from RAH and C S Lewis.”

A person could certainly do worse.


45 posted on 10/13/2010 8:24:51 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

“Bill Clinton pulled the same crap in 2000, ordering certain Navy ships to deepsix their mailbags of absentee votes headed home from the Middle East. Remember that one?”

I, for one, am hearing about deep sixing mail bags for the first time. Do you have a source?


46 posted on 10/13/2010 8:27:10 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc
It was asserted in some FReeper threads about the ballot counting in the days after the election, iirc.

Story was, some chief petty officers told how they'd been ordered to throw mailbags full of absentee ballots overboard from the fantail of the JFK ......

So it was said, but of course the MSM would never report such a thing affecting the Gorebot's chances.

47 posted on 10/13/2010 8:32:31 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Allegra
We simply did not receive our ballots in time for the election.

Mr. Bush had the watch ..... you saying 'Rats in the USPS delayed the deliveries?

48 posted on 10/13/2010 8:37:07 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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