Skip to comments.Romney campaign sues over absentee ballots in Wisconsin
Posted on 10/17/2012 8:10:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Mitt Romney campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin seeking a five-day extension for absentee voters overseas and in the military.
The campaign for the Republican presidential candidate is concerned about 44 ballots that the states Government Accountability Board says were sent out by local election officials after the Sept. 22 deadline. Under federal election law, all ballots are to be returned by Nov. 9 (three days after the general election); the Romney campaign wants that deadline pushed back to Nov. 14 for overseas absentee ballots.
Ahead of Friday's action in Wisconsin, the Romney campaign had filed similar complaints with state election officials in Michigan, Mississippi, and Vermont indications of just how closely presidential campaign officials are monitoring states' compliance with election law in an effort to ensure that their own candidate is not shortchanged in the 2012 vote count in a whisker-close race.
Last year, Wisconsin changed its election laws to comply with the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, which sets a minimum of 45 days between sending out absentee ballots to overseas and military voters and their return deadline to be counted.
To expedite the process, the state received a $1.9 million grant from the US Department of Defenses Federal Voting Assistance Program this year to develop My Vote WI (myvote.wi.gov), an online ballot delivery system that allows US citizens voting from overseas to print their ballots immediately and return them by mail to be counted.
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What soldiers Obama’s henchmen have not succeeded in allowing to die through a traitorous foreign policy, ridiculous rules of engagement and a complete disdain for their service, those same henchmen have orchestrated a campaign to discount the votes of those lucky enough to have not been killed by him.
It seems that it’s time all handing of absentee ballots for those in the military should be turned over to the military, and taken out of the hands of any state or local election officials.
Voting precincts could be set up on every military base, with legal requirements that absentee ballots be provided within a certain time, then the military precincts would handle the distribution, collection and counting of all military votes, absentee and those voting on base on election day.
Too many low life partisans are now involved in the handing of military absentee ballots.
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Similar ‘anomalies’ happened in the 2000 election. Thousands of military ballots were ‘lost’ and not counted. Rats even had campaign people with voting machines in their vehicles. Supposedly making fraudulent ballots.
Way to go Romney!