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EDITORIAL: Military voters get a hearing--Holder should guarantee that 100% of our troops can vote
The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2011 | Editorial

Posted on 02/14/2011 5:02:19 PM PST by jazusamo

Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, is testifying today about military voting problems before the House Administration Committee. He should get hammered for the bureaucracy’s laggard attention to making sure those who defend our rights can exercise their own right to vote.

Despite Justice Department claims to the contrary, voting procedures for troops and civilians stationed overseas were plagued by difficulties in 2010. Bumbling and obstinacy at Justice are part of the problem. At issue for much of last year was implementation of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, which requires that ballots for these voters be mailed at least 45 days before the general election. This reflects the reality that it can take a long time for mail to reach fighters in far-flung war zones such as the remote areas of Afghanistan. In 2008, more than 17,000 American citizens working abroad were disenfranchised.

MOVE was supposed to fix the broken system, but the Justice Department publicly encouraged states to seek waivers from MOVE’s requirements, was extremely tardy in sending information to states about how to comply and then failed to adequately monitor compliance. It’s not coincidental that military voters tend to be Republican and the administration that’s dragging its feet on their behalf is Democratic. While the department slept, a volunteer team of law students for the private Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project caught seven states in noncompliance...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; holder; militaryvoters; votingrights
Hopefully Perez gets grilled till well done on this.
1 posted on 02/14/2011 5:02:22 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

As long as our military holds him in such extreme contempt as they do, they’ll never get to vote in any kind of block . . . the illegal alien occupant of our White House will guarantee that!


2 posted on 02/14/2011 5:15:38 PM PST by laweeks
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To: jazusamo

The boy don’t want the military votes counted. There are still too many Americans in the military.


3 posted on 02/14/2011 5:19:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

An election in which a specific class of persons are not
permitted to have their ballots counted,
is unconstitutional and therefore illegal.


4 posted on 02/14/2011 5:34:15 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: jazusamo

“Holder should guarantee..”

That’s rich.

A koranimal sympathizer is going to stand up for the Voting Rights of America’s finest who are busy defending America by killing the koranimals who want us dead.

Rich, I tell ya...Rich.


5 posted on 02/14/2011 5:34:23 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

Yep, the Holder/Obama DOJ couldn’t have been much more flagrant about not enforcing the new MOVE Act. There are many at DOJ who are on the wrong side of the federal prison bars.


6 posted on 02/14/2011 5:40:30 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

True that.

BTW, your tagline caused be to chuckle quite a bit. TS is something else.


7 posted on 02/14/2011 7:41:27 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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We need a huge “Respect our Troops” rally in D.C., and rallies around the country. They don’t even get enough time to get their votes back to the states to be counted on time, if they are serving overseas.


8 posted on 02/14/2011 8:55:08 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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