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Absentee Ballots Sent to Military 'Burned in Crash'
Breitbart News ^ | 10/26/12 | Breitbart News

Posted on 10/26/2012 6:43:35 PM PDT by blueyon

(AP) Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.

The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; corruptions; military; obama
How convenient.............
1 posted on 10/26/2012 6:43:38 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

oh sure..then why not replace them?


2 posted on 10/26/2012 6:45:45 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: blueyon

do it via internet


3 posted on 10/26/2012 6:46:44 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: blueyon

Was Ron Brown on board?


4 posted on 10/26/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: blueyon

bttt


5 posted on 10/26/2012 6:50:18 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: blueyon

What a remarkable piece of bad luck.

Of course, there won’t be time to replace the Absentee Ballots in time for them to be marked by the servicemen for whom they were intended. There is, unfortunately, no legal mechanism in place to allow this to happen, I’m sure we’ll be told.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 6:51:02 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: blueyon
may have been

either they were or weren't

7 posted on 10/26/2012 6:51:46 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Steely Tom

why are there not electronic voting machines at all bases??


8 posted on 10/26/2012 6:53:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Doogle

Translation: “We didn’t send the ballots to the military, and now have the perfect excuse to cover our a*ses!”


9 posted on 10/26/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Doogle

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS IN AFGHANISTAN

October 24, 2012 — Alexandria, Va. – On Friday, October 19, 2012, a contracted transport aircraft crashed at Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan and was destroyed along with 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to Afghanistan.

We do not know if there were any ballots in the destroyed mail, but all of the mail was bound for the zip code 09382 (Shindand, Farah, and Camp Stone (also known as Herat)).

All military and overseas voters who have not received requested ballots from their local election official yet are strongly encouraged to fill out the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) at FVAP.gov and return it as soon as possible. All military and overseas voters who have received requested ballots from their local election official should complete it and return it as soon as possible.

If you receive your State ballot after submitting the FWAB, vote and return the State ballot as well. You will only receive one vote as the State will only count your FWAB if the State ballot is not received by the deadline. If your State ballot is received by the deadline your State ballot will be counted and the FWAB will be disregarded.

FVAP sent an email to all local election officials recommending that if they sent any ballots to the zip code 09382, they should contact the voter and resend a new ballot, as the first ballot may have been destroyed in the crash and fire.

Voting Assistance Officers are informing Service members in the area impacted by this incident to submit a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: blueyon

Oh hell, Barry...just send some of your moslem friends over to “off” the troops so they can’t vote. You and Val-IRANIAN-of-the-DAY-Jarrett seem capable of such a move.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 6:59:28 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Was Ron Brown on board?”

Friday night, just reading headlines, but. . .

Was this before 911 II? while Hillary was on the bus (vs under) when she would lend her expertise in arranging?


12 posted on 10/26/2012 7:01:25 PM PDT by stanne
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To: blueyon

just happened to be Florida votes?


13 posted on 10/26/2012 7:16:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: blueyon

I guess the Clinton’s don’t want the troops to vote.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 7:19:11 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: GeronL

.......................why are there not electronic voting machines at all bases??............................

Probably because our brave troops are from every district, in every county, in every state in the union, so the programming would be extremely difficult.

However, it sure would be easy for every overseas military personnel to electronically sign into his local voting district, upload the local ballot, provide his personal ID, and securely provide his vote.

No need for envelope garbage!


15 posted on 10/26/2012 7:28:11 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: blueyon

Totally unexpected.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 7:28:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: blueyon

The mail being lost was a tragedy, but what about the crew? They would be my first concern.


17 posted on 10/26/2012 7:45:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Noob1999

I have been to a lot of websites where I enter a Zip Code and it knows my exact location. I have been to websites that I punch in a personal password and it knows all my info there.

The coding for the machine would be no more complicated. Scan your voter card and wa-la there it is and once you push SEND it can be sent to your CR district.

I doubt it would be much more complicated than Yahoo email or Ebay payment system


18 posted on 10/26/2012 8:11:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Noob1999

yes encrypted online voting would work


19 posted on 10/26/2012 8:12:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blueyon

Klinton you old dog.....the old plane crash trick.....


20 posted on 10/26/2012 8:39:56 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active Duty Ping.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 8:41:39 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: JimRed
The mail being lost was a tragedy, but what about the crew? They would be my first concern.

My thought too. Have they been hurt, or murdered to keep our Military from voting?

22 posted on 10/26/2012 10:12:24 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: blueyon

Holy cow. I know it would cost the tax payers a ton of money, but perhaps getting another plane load full of ballots over to Afghanistan and have the troops fill them out immediately would be the right thing to do. Yes I am sick and tired of tax payer waste but this one time, I would agree to this expense.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 3:12:02 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Doogle
If you receive your State ballot after submitting the FWAB, vote and return the State ballot as well. You will only receive one vote as the State will only count your FWAB if the State ballot is not received by the deadline. If your State ballot is received by the deadline your State ballot will be counted and the FWAB will be disregarded.

Oh I am sure the bureaucrats will get that task down accurately. No way will this process be done 100 percent perfectly.

24 posted on 10/27/2012 3:14:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: blueyon

No kidding. Hell, they don’t even pretend to hide anymore.

If the military voted mostly democrat, their party would make double damn sure that they got to vote early and often.

Similar with the illegal mexicans: If they voted mostly republican, our border would be sealed off like East Berlin was.


25 posted on 10/27/2012 4:33:16 AM PDT by Texas resident (Let's elect an American this time.)
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