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Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 8, 2012

Posted on 09/08/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT by raptor22

Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states.

The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance for deployed soldiers in exercising the right to vote they put their lives on the line to protect. One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone.

Last week, however, the Pentagon's inspector general reported that attempts to locate and contact IVAO offices at overseas military installations failed about half the time.

"Results were clear. Our attempts to contact IVAOs failed about 50% of the time," the inspector general reported. "We concluded the Services had not established all the IVAOs as intended by the MOVE Act because, among other issues, the funding was not available."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: funding; ibd; ibddefense; military; militaryelections; militaryvote; suppression; voting

1 posted on 09/08/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

The military should simply seize the ballots and deliver them to the troops, and then deliver them back to the appropriate county elections offices. The administration can go to hell.


2 posted on 09/08/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by gotribe
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To: raptor22

This breaks my heart. It’s a travesty. I don’t understand why they can’t get early ballots to these men and women and get them back in time. We can cart sorry politicans’ asses all over this country at the drop of a hat, but we can’t expend the energy to see that these people gets their votes counted. SMH


3 posted on 09/08/2012 8:44:20 AM PDT by mancini
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To: raptor22

Then I say the families of those soldiers risking their lives for this country VOTE in proxy for their spouses who are disfranchised and are serving overseas!! IF I had a husband, wife, son or daughter in the military and he/she were denied the privilege of voting I would go and vote in his/her behalf...Yes, I would do a double vote. I wouldn’t care if I ended up in jail!! I would do it!! I swear I would do it!! Fudge the RATS!!


4 posted on 09/08/2012 8:52:04 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: gotribe

The military should simply seize the ballots and deliver them to the troops, and then deliver them back to the appropriate county elections offices. The administration can go to hell.


I agree! These men and women did not lose their citizenship when they became a part of the Armed Forces. They gave up many of their other civil rights BUT NOT THAT ONE!


5 posted on 09/08/2012 8:58:48 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: raptor22

Of course this is from the same Commander in Chief who doesn’t know who to pronounce corpsman, and whose only way of “honoring” D-day was to attend fundraisers. He is the only President to not honor D-day. He also prevented Vietnam veterans, their families, and their friends from visiting the Vietnam Memorial on Memorial Day for seven hours so he could have his picture taken.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 8:58:54 AM PDT by grundle
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To: RoseofTexas; raptor22
Interesting. Since there's no voter ID law in my state, all I need is the name of one of the disenfranchised military voters who's registered a convenient distance from my home. Hell I suppose I could volunteer to take care of four or five of them.

Or maybe the statist pigs have already thought of that?

7 posted on 09/08/2012 9:00:20 AM PDT by RetroSexual (Eat mor chikin!)
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To: raptor22
FBHO and all his minions.
8 posted on 09/08/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: raptor22

Fighting so illegals can vote while US soldiers are disenfranchised.....


9 posted on 09/08/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce

Happens every election, in at least some parts of the country.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 9:09:38 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Tzimisce

This should be brought up ASAP and firmly in debate Number 1. If the GOP has the nuts to do it.


11 posted on 09/08/2012 9:39:18 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Ping


12 posted on 09/08/2012 9:40:40 AM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Obama seems to be bent on evil here. He knows the military will NOT vote for him.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: raptor22
all i can say is, my hatred for this FPOS knows no bounds and grows daily...
14 posted on 09/08/2012 9:50:28 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: The Working Man

“These men and women did not lose their citizenship when they became a part of the Armed Forces. They gave up many of their other civil rights BUT NOT THAT ONE!”

Minneapolis Moonbats will disagree with that. The moonbat view is that anyone with a military background should be excluded from the political process. That line was put forth when Coleen Rowley (D) was running against incumbent John Kline (R) for the 1ns Congressional District.
Of course they would make exceptions for the likes of Murtha-(censored).


15 posted on 09/08/2012 9:50:31 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: NY Attitude

For later


16 posted on 09/08/2012 9:50:41 AM PDT by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: raptor22

Romney should trumpet this far and wide until Barry is shamed into getting the ballots out and back.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: raptor22



18 posted on 09/08/2012 9:53:54 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: Chode
+1
19 posted on 09/08/2012 9:54:46 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy; holdonnow

PING!
I wish TGO would scream this from the rafters on his program!


20 posted on 09/08/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: raptor22

Sent to Drudge.


21 posted on 09/08/2012 10:40:33 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MagUSNRET

I’m pissed...there is a donate thread allowed for the Tea Party Express yet my thread was booted for info/donations to buy seats at the CELEBRITY THEATRE

hypocrits


22 posted on 09/08/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks raptor22.
23 posted on 09/08/2012 10:47:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: advertising guy

World looks different with both eyes open, doesnt it!


24 posted on 09/08/2012 10:53:47 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

don’t it and happy weekend to ya Mag !


25 posted on 09/08/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: raptor22

This is insane.... our service men and women should vote FIRST before any other votes even start to get counted :-(


26 posted on 09/08/2012 1:42:49 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: raptor22

HOW does he get ANY military votes?


27 posted on 09/08/2012 2:35:23 PM PDT by ukie55
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To: grundle
He is the only President to not honor D-day.

Well, not exactly -- he did attend one at Omaha Beach in 2009, which was the 65th anniversary.

Snopes, of course, tries to earn their Soros $$ by argle-bargling that "Well, Shrub didn't either!!" But when you look at who attended what when, it's clear that Dubya was at least twice as punctilious as Barky -- and that's not counting all the hospital visits and runs and bike jaunts he did, and still does, with the wounded veterans. There is NO COMPARISON, and yet there's Snopes, grubbing away for their Master of the Universe dollars by excusing Barky Boy. Scum, all of them.

28 posted on 09/08/2012 6:52:44 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tzimisce
Fighting so illegals can vote while US soldiers are disenfranchised.....

Just what I was thinking (bitter spit).

Remember that story in 2000 about Slick ordering a big CV -- was it the JFK?s -- returning Stateside from the Med to throw their mailbags of absentee ballots off the fantail? Remember that one?

29 posted on 09/09/2012 12:11:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: mancini
This breaks my heart. It’s a travesty.

Unfortunately, there's a long tradition of this sort of thing. Abraham Lincoln furloughed some troops deemed politically reliable, so they could go home and vote in Illinois and Indiana. Others were ordered to stand fast.

Still other troops were sent to New York under the command of political poltroons like Ben Butler, to "defend" the polling places against "seditious elements" (read: Democrats), and were actually instructed to follow any orders to fire on people trying to vote who were "seditious and unreliable elements" (Democrats) and who refused to disperse at the order of the election officials.

It was very unpleasant, but Lincoln had to have his return to office, just like Barky today. It was of vital national importance, you see.

30 posted on 09/09/2012 12:23:26 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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