Skip to comments.N.Y. To GIs: No Votes For You!
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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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.
DOD or at State’s ANG should fly ballots to the war zone and all overseas troops. GET IT DONE!
Of course it wasn’t incompetence. It was done on purpose, because they know that most troops vote Republican
Impeach them all!
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the dead and ‘provisional’ ballots drop from the sky.
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.
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.
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.
It seems the point. The failure to have the troops vote would be the success of this program.
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.
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