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Another Massive Problem with Military Ballots in Wisconsin
MacIver Institute ^ | October 1, 2012 6:09 PM | MacIver News Service

Posted on 10/01/2012 5:52:13 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

[Madison, Wisc...] At least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send absentee ballots to military voters before the 45 day deadline, according to former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi, and he's demanding the Government Accountability Board address the problem immediately.

As reported by the website WisPolitics.com, Principi sent a letter to the GAB on Monday pointing out the failure to meet the 45 day deadline is in violation of Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act.

"This violation is particularly unsettling in light of the fact that, only six months ago, a federal court entered a consent decree against Wisconsin and the Government Accountability Board for similar violations of military voting rights," wrote Principi.

Principi cited a study by the Military Postal Service Agency, which found less than 45 days is not enough time to ensure service members can receive, complete and return in time.

"Your office's violations therefore may deprive service members of their fundamental right to vote," he wrote.Screen shot 2012-10-01 at 7.09.56 PM.png This comes on top of a report by the MacIver News Service that the Federal Voter Assistance Program was providing Wisconsin service members the incorrect deadline for when their ballots must be received by for the general election.

The Department of Defense is scrambling to undo any damage caused when the Federal Voting Assistance Program provided the wrong absentee ballot deadline to Wisconsin service members. Also in Washington, DC, House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, (R-Calif.) took action to ensure that the voting rights of military and overseas voters are protected, including sending a staff attorney to meet with state election officials here.

"It's alarming to know that an untold number of our men and women in uniform were provided incorrect information," said Lungren. "This is an unacceptable error that cannot continue. Whether it's from the battle field or at the ballot box, our men and women in uniform deserve to have their vote counted."

Principi also sent his letter to Nelson Hermilla, U.S Department of Justice Chief Civil Rights Division, and J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin Attorney General.

Principi was U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs under President George W. Bush from 2001-2005. He now serves as National Chair, Veterans and Military Families for Romney Coalition.

MNS will have more on this story on Tuesday.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: disenfranchisement; gab; military; robthevote; votefraud; wisconsin
The effort to disenfranchise military service members continues.
1 posted on 10/01/2012 5:52:22 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

When all they face is a whack on the pee-pee, why comply when you know the majority of those votes are for conservatives?


2 posted on 10/01/2012 5:56:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: Hunton Peck

“This is an unacceptable error that cannot continue.”

Too late now, isn’t it!
Where the hell are our congress critters on this????
As stated, this happens, to one extent or another, every election cycle. It is deliberate, and we know it.

It’s time for a change all right, in congress. Vote ‘em all out! Clean house!


3 posted on 10/01/2012 5:57:42 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: Hunton Peck

This crap won’t stop until the municipal officials responsible are named and shamed in their local papers. Voters can’t replace lazy or dishonest officials if they don’t know who they are.

Name them and shame them!


4 posted on 10/01/2012 6:04:13 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: mark3681

I think they did this same exact thing back in 2008. About 100K ovotes didn’t get counted if I remember correctly.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: Hunton Peck

Contact the Department of Justice

If you would like to contact the Wisconsin Department of Justice by telephone, please call:
608-266-1221

If you would like to write to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, please direct all communication to:
Wisconsin Department of Justice
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857
Fax: 608-267-2779


6 posted on 10/01/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...

30 Wisconsin municipalities disenfranchise military voters.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


7 posted on 10/01/2012 6:12:02 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Valpal1

Make them personally liable in civil rights lawsuits.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:25 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Valpal1

Make them personally liable in civil rights lawsuits.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Valpal1

Make them personally liable in civil rights lawsuits.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:40 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Hunton Peck
This is no “error”. This is a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise the military and our government allows it.
11 posted on 10/01/2012 6:25:56 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Hunton Peck

They almost totally have disenfrachised the military


12 posted on 10/01/2012 6:37:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hunton Peck

What happens when the military decides they are tired of being disenfranchised and decide to enfranchise themselves?

This is playing with fire.


13 posted on 10/01/2012 6:38:51 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hunton Peck

Please define “unacceptable” , Mr. Lungren. Because it sure as hell looks to me like you’re accepting it.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 6:40:01 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Hunton Peck

An amazing coincidence considering how the military votes heavily republican....hmmm....


15 posted on 10/01/2012 6:40:17 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
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To: All


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16 posted on 10/01/2012 6:44:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Valpal1

“...named and shamed in their local papers.”

And what else are you gonna do about it? Dems don’t care...


17 posted on 10/01/2012 6:48:02 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It appears Wisconsin is the only state, and by default, National entity that is standing against this fraudulent government..

For that reason, although I am in Texas, I will continue to donate and support the brave warriors that have taken the ball and run with it in Wisconsin!

Please put me on your ping list ASAP..


18 posted on 10/01/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Hunton Peck

What number of servicemen are likely affected?


19 posted on 10/01/2012 7:00:03 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: carlo3b

I am honored to add you to the ping list, dear friend!


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: tbw2

One is too many...


21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:12:02 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: tbw2

I don’t know. I haven’t found info on what municipalities failed to get the ballots out in time, and without that info, can’t even guess how many it would be.


22 posted on 10/01/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: All
Here's the WisPolitics.com article referred to in the original article at the top of this thread:
Monday, October 1, 2012

Romney campaign wants GAB to push back deadline to absentee military ballots

Mitt Romney's campaign demanded today that the GAB extend the deadline for local election officials to receive absentee ballots from military voters.

But a Government Accountability Board spokesman said such a change would have to come through a court order.

The Romney campaign wrote in a letter that federal law requires election officials to send absentee ballots to military voters at least 45 days before a federal election. But at least 30 Wisconsin municipalities failed to send the ballots by the deadline of Sept. 22.

Former U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi, writing for the campaign, urged the GAB to immediately ensure the transmission of absentee ballots to soldiers, extend the deadline by which they must be returned and notify each military voter to whom GAB sends an absentee ballot of the proposed extended deadline.

Election officials must receive military absentee ballots by the Friday after the election, Nov. 9.

"A period of less than 45 days does not allow sufficient time for members of our armed forces to receive, complete, and return their absentee ballots," Principi wrote. "Your office's violations therefore may deprive service members of their fundamental right to vote."

GAB spokesman Reid Magney said the agency will respond directly to the Romney campaign. But he stressed the agency identified the municipalities that had not met the deadline and was already working with them to get the ballots out.

He also said some of the ballot requests came from other Wisconsin residents abroad -- not just soldiers.

Magney said the GAB alone can't change the deadline for the ballots to be received.

"It would have to be by court order," he said.

-- By JR Ross


23 posted on 10/01/2012 7:25:39 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Obama HATES our military men and women...

Obama’s WAR on men and WOMEN!!!!!


24 posted on 10/01/2012 8:06:32 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Hunton Peck

NO taxation without representation.

The military should NOT PAY TAXES!


25 posted on 10/01/2012 8:10:14 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: mo

Dems may not care, but I think the average Wisconsin voter does care and is totally unaware of the shenanigans going on at city hall.

Grassroots pressure is the best catalyst for cleaning out corruption.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 8:42:24 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Swoon.. :)


27 posted on 10/01/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Hunton Peck

Similar “unexpected” problems with 2012 military ballots are happening all over our US.

http://watchdog.org/55187/va-military-absentee-ballots-going-awol-in-2012/


28 posted on 10/01/2012 8:47:20 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: NonValueAdded
How ‘bout the soldiers tell obozo he gives them their ballots, or they give him their bullets!
29 posted on 10/01/2012 10:45:51 PM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

“How ‘bout the soldiers tell obozo he gives them their ballots, or they give him their bullets!”..

Unfortunately, it just may come to that very thing.

As a Wisconsin citizen and VETERAN, I will do what ever I am able to assist these brave people who fight for our freedom both at home and abroad. Seems like the battle will be coming home soon unless Odumbo and his band of merry robbers are removed, be it by election or feet first. It is time!


30 posted on 10/02/2012 4:04:01 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Wisconsinlady

Heads up Wisconsin freepers.

Obama to campaign at University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
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President Barack Obama will campaign at the center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Oct. 4 outside of Bascom Hall.

The appearance marks the second time Obama has been in Wisconsin in as many weeks. It’s his first visit to Madison since 2010, when he also held a rally outside of Bascom Hall.

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/breaking-news/obama-to-campaign-at-university-of-wisconsin-madison-campus.html


31 posted on 10/02/2012 8:16:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Progov
Totally agree with you. Does any one know if this military ballot fraud info is known by the veteran military organizations? Is there anything that these organizations, coupled with the soldiers IN the military, CAN do to get these brave men and women their ballots NOW? If that basta*d in OUR White House can tell our soldiers how they must NOT defend themselves in combat, this PO
S can also get the word out that these soldiers MUST get their ballots. Period. And because obozo WILL not do so, it should definitely be war between the soldiers and obozo. What more can be done...what can we citizens do? Any ideas, anyone? I'm passing this article and links on to the Chicago Police Officer police blogs that I read daily. Many are former military, aside from the fact that those who are generational Chicago democrats, be they officers or just readers of the blog, may be incensed, but bucked up by national pride and understanding of WHO and WHAT the military does for this country, and may re-direct their obozo vote to Romney. Never can tell..change begins with that first step.

Pass it on...this damn fraud must be stopped, and my best to you and Wisconsin!

32 posted on 10/02/2012 10:55:15 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Hunton Peck

Obama to make push for early voting in Wisconsin

Associated Press

7:14 a.m. CDT, October 4, 2012
President Barack Obama will fire-up his Democratic base during a rally Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he’s expected to urge his supporters to vote early.

Obama won Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008, an easy win in a state where 1-in-5 ballots came in before Election Day.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-obama-to-make-push-for-early-voting-in-wisconsin-20121004,0,3861047,print.story


33 posted on 10/04/2012 8:45:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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