Skip to comments.Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!
Posted on 09/08/2012 7:58:52 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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.
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." The estimated cost of establishing functioning IVAOs at all overseas military bases not in combat zones is estimated at between $15 million and $20 million a year. We wasted $530 million on Solyndra but can't afford a relative pittance to ensure our soldiers are not disenfranchised.
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Results were clear ... half the time the assistance office didn't exist because of ... ???
I guess funding, but with zero, I'd say it was planned.
Some of these guys are gonn'a come home and figure it out ... THEIR own life is not the one to take.
Not able to access article.
It is widely mentioned on the internets.
Politics Chicago-style; Obama knows only too well that the troops hate him and will cast their votes for Romney.
Admin, could you make the correction to the link ?
This infuriates me like no other issue. These people are despicable scum.
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> Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You! <
Soldiers to Obama; Ok, then no fighting for you!
Outrageous. Obama has to go!!
These men and women are still citizens. Will a class action suit be filed by them against Obama?
A class action lawsuit may take some time. Obama seems to be pushing buttons from the headlines.
And naturally our inillustrious Congress is nowhere to be found.
Ihave become so upset (to put it mildly) that I am praying the Rosary at night and I am not even Roman Catholic—but Lutheran Mo Synod. Soldiers should protest NO VOTE, NO FIGHT. No worse consequences than we are going to get if that that pompus A$$ F’ing bastard gets back in office!
I’ve already written my congresscritters; they may ignore, but, at least, I’ve gone on record with them and the more that do it, the more the bastards may worry about their next election.
“Undocumented democrats” are being imported while our fighting men and women are disenfranchised.
Remember your congresscritter’s address when the riots start; you might want to “warn” them of impending doom...ya know-as a “caring” constituent.
There was an article on Free Republic this past week where Congresswomen/men had gone to Secretary of Defense Panetta and asked him to ensure that military personnel would be able to vote.
There isn’t much Congress can do at this point. It is the responsibility of the administration to make sure the Postal Service and Defense Department function correctly.
Obama will do anything to win, even if it means cheating our fighting men out of their right to vote.
No surprise here. I spent 3-1/2 years of my career overseas and didn’t get local or national absentee forms in time to vote for the period.
Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution gives the House - not the President - primary jurisdiction over postal matters. Congress chooses to simply abdicate this responsibility. It’s evidently too much work for them, and they don’t give a damn for our Forces afield, nor for the state of the nation.
It is true what you say, only the mail delivery system to military personnel is not controlled entirely by the USPS.
Congress went to Panetta for a reason - the USPS interconnects with the military who handle mail delieveries on base or in the field, and the deliveries can be halted or slowed by the DOD!
In my own community the election office is controlled by Democrats, so the mailing of absentee ballots can be slowed at that choke point. I don’t trust them or their damn union - SEIU.
I served in the USN between 1980 - 1986, and voted absentee in every election. Columbia County, Oregon, did a great job on getting those ballots out to the services.
Meanwhile, 1,491 US servicemen dead in Afghanistan on Obama’s watch. (2/3 of all casualties during 1/3 of our time in Afghanistan)
Thousands more with PTSD or/or maimed for life.