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  • EDITORIAL: Obama frags military voters

    08/03/2012 8:02:14 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2012 | Editorial
    President Obama goes out of his way to appear to support the troops. But when it comes to voting, he would like to keep them out of the fight.... Democrats have a transparent political motive. A May 2012 Gallup survey showed Mr. Obama trailing Mitt Romney among veterans 58 to 34 percent. “About a fourth of men are veterans,” Gallup reported, “and it is their strong skew toward Romney that essentially creates the GOP candidate’s leading position among men today.”
  • Obama's bumblers damage military voting rights

    07/13/2011 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/11 | J. Christian Adams
    Members of the armed services can visit a Pizza Hut on base in Iraq, but the Pentagon has failed to comply with a 2009 law requiring voter registration offices on every military installation. A new report on military voting shows declining participation rates in the 2010 election despite an attempted congressional fix. Obama administration incompetence implementing the law is to blame. Because service members have voted at historically low rates, Congress passed the MOVE Act in 2009. MOVE was supposed to cure impediments to voting by mandating absentee ballots mail overseas at least 45 days before election day. MOVE also...
  • Cornyn Blasts Holder's "Shameful" Failure to Protect Military Votes

    09/16/2010 4:52:45 PM PDT · by MadisonReagan · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/16/2010 | Water Cooler blog
    Dear Attorney General Holder: I write again to express frustration over the failure of the Department of Justice (DoJ) to demonstrate its full enforcement of federal laws that protect the civil rights of our military service members and their families....The disenfranchisement of military voters must come to an end. If it is allowed to continue, it will represent a shameful failure to honor the heroic service of those who defend America. Sincerely, JOHN CORNYN United States Senator
  • Eric Holder Answers Cornyn's Letter re: Getting Timely Ballots to Troops

    08/05/2010 7:26:35 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 5 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | August 5, 2010 | Maggie M. Thornton
    Ballots often do not arrive overseas for troops to get their votes back to their precincts. The MOVE Act was passed to correct this. Seems the DOJ is letting state's opt-out of MOVE and sending timely ballots. The only legal way to opt out is to have an "undue hardship" which is not defined in the legislation. Our troops know about hardship. I doubt the election boards in these lazy states can honestly qualify, nevertheless, as of today there are 13 states who will not meet the requirements of MOVE, with more sure to follow.
  • Murphy beating Tedisco by 365 Votes

    04/23/2009 10:51:54 AM PDT · by jamese777 · 21 replies · 1,455+ views
    Democrat Scott Murphy expanded his lead by another 92 votes late Wednesday in the race to fill a Capital Region congressional seat. Murphy, of Glens Falls, is now ahead of Republican James Tedisco, of Glenville, by 365 votes. The two are vying for a U.S. House of Representatives district that covers part or all of six area counties. The seat has been vacant since late January, when Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was appointed to the U.S. Senate. As of Friday, Murphy has 79,951 votes; Tedisco has 79,586. The state Board of Elections is compiling the updated totals twice a day; all...
  • Absentee ballots reviewed in 20th District race

    04/23/2009 3:17:16 PM PDT · by Sun · 5 replies · 482+ views
    wten.com ^ | April 23, 2009 | Staff
    Representatives for Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy are at the State Board of Elections in Albany on Thursday, reviewing contested absentee ballots in the race for the 20th Congressional District. Members from each county board of election in the district have come to the Steuben Street offices, along with attorneys for Tedisco and Murphy. There are about 1,150 absentee ballots still left uncounted in all, but Thursday's count only involved about 200 or so. Political figures from both the left and right speculate that Tedisco does not have a chance to overcome what is a fairly substantial...
  • Murphy expands lead to 178, legal battle beginning

    04/17/2009 4:35:10 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    POLITICO--The Scorecard ^ | Apr 17, 2009 | Josh Kraushaar
    Democrat Scott Murphy’s lead is now up to 178 votes over Republican Jim Tedisco, after a small number of additional absentee and overseas military ballots were counted in Dutchess and Rensselaer Counties. More notably, as the count begins to wind down, it seems like the GOP is prepared for a protracted court battle, at least by the sound of this internal memo sent this afternoon by a National Republican Congressional Committee staffer: From: ********** [mailto:********@nrcc.org] Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:04 PM To: Subject: NY-20 Update Hi there, I wanted to give you an update on NY-20. As of last...
  • Tedisco asks to be declared winner

    04/17/2009 9:48:03 AM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 6 replies · 927+ views
    Register Star (NY) ^ | Apr 17, 2009 | Jamie Larson
    COLUMBIA COUNTY — 20th Congressional District candidate Republican Jim Tedisco submitted a petition to the Dutchess County Supreme Court Thursday asking the judge to declare him the winner of the extremely close special election race, despite the numbers currently being in favor of his opponent, Democrat Scott Murphy. SNIP Tedisco is also asking the court to authorize recanvasing of all machine ballots to acquire the “proper” tallies. He would like them to reassess the validity of absentee votes already counted, and keep ballots challenged by Tedisco unopened. County Board of Elections Democratic Commissioner Virginia Martin said this new development could...
  • Are you in, or near, New York's 20th district? Call to action!

    04/07/2009 12:59:50 PM PDT · by Sun · 32 replies · 1,011+ views
    AGAIN, the libDem politicians, including Nancy Pelosi, and the Obama administration are trying to stop the military votes from being counted. The ones that come in after April 13 will just be thrown in the garbage. More on this at these links: The Shameful Disenfranchisement of the Military in New York’s Congressional Race NRO ^ | April http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2223162/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2223016/posts http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2224179/posts
  • Many in U.S. military don't get time to vote: study (states don't send out absentee ballots in time)

    01/06/2009 11:12:20 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 903+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 6, 2008 | Andy Sullivan
    Many U.S. troops serving overseas are effectively excluded from voting because they are not given enough time to cast absentee ballots, according to a report released on Tuesday. Sixteen U.S. states and the District of Columbia do not send out their absentee ballots early enough to allow those serving in conflicts like Iraq and Afghanistan to fill them out and return them before their voting deadline, the Pew Center on the States found. Another six states force soldiers, sailors and marines to return their ballots by fax or e-mail to meet the deadline, risking the privacy and security of their...
  • Virginia County Registrar Blocks Overseas Military Absentee Ballots

    10/26/2008 9:04:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies · 1,264+ views
    Fairfax County (Virginia) Registrar Rokey Suleman (D) is disallowing an estimated 90 percent of absentee ballots sent in by soldiers serving overseas. “The law prohibits military personnel from participating in political activities while in uniform,” Suleman explained. “Troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are obviously in uniform. Thus, ballots received from these war zones must be disallowed.” Suleman distinguished between these ballots from overseas servicemen and women and those cast by military personnel within the US who could be assumed to have cast their ballots while off-duty and out of uniform. “Besides, these people aren’t likely to be well-informed on...
  • Military votes need to count

    10/15/2008 12:21:42 AM PDT · by tomymind · 16 replies · 1,088+ views
    brewtonstandard.com ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2008
    Election Day is just three short weeks away, yet sadly, the votes of many of our military men and women in uniform, who are serving overseas, will not be counted in this year's election. In 1952, President Harry Truman wrote to Congress saying, “At a time when these young people are defending our countryŠthe least we at home can do is to make sure that they are able to enjoy the rights they are being asked to fight to preserve.” Yet even today - over half a century later - the voting system for the members of our military men...
  • Less than half of military votes overseas counted

    09/25/2007 6:28:24 AM PDT · by RDTF · 45 replies · 82+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 25, 2007 | Leo Shane III
    Election commission: 57,000 ballots were cast in ’06 WASHINGTON — Overseas military voters had less than half of their votes counted in last year’s congressional elections, according to data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Monday. “One thing is clear: At every level of government, we need to do a better job,” said Donetta Davidson, chair of the commission. “We must make sure all eligible voters are getting their opportunities.” The figures, released at the commission’s annual conference on ways to improve and troubleshoot the absentee voting process, showed that only about 992,000 of the nearly 6 million...
  • E-Mail Ballots for Military Questioned (Democrats Want to Suppress Militay Votes)

    11/02/2006 4:39:30 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies · 1,661+ views
    Drudge ^ | 2 November 06 | None
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A New Jersey congressman raised questions Thursday about a new military voting program that lets service members request and submit their ballots by fax or e-mail. The Defense Department, however, said the program is as secure as possible, and any risks are detailed for the military members when they access the e-mail system. In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Democratic Rep. Rush Holt said the electronic registration and voting service is well-intentioned, but could expose troops to identity theft, or allow hackers or others to tamper with the ballots when they are in transit....
  • Oops! Absentee Ballots Went Out Too Late for Aug. 8 more...

    08/02/06 Oops! Absentee Ballots Went Out Too Late for Aug. 8 more... by Christine Stuart 02:53:17 pm, Categories: CT Elections 2006, 415 words The United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz because 85 Town Clerks failed to send absentee ballots to the military and uniformed officers oversees in time for Aug. 8 primary. In order to see that the voting rights of the men and women serving the United States are not violated, the lawsuit that is being called an "agreement" between the state and federal government, seeks to keep the...
  • military households in FL vote 47% Kerry, 53% Bush

    11/02/2004 5:24:37 PM PST · by topdog1 · 61 replies · 241+ views
    11/2/04 | FoxNews
    Fox is reporting interesting numbers on their exit polling for military families. 47% Kerry amazes me... the Swifties poured a lot of money into FL.
  • Penn. Military Overseas Absentee ballots WILL be accepted until Nov. 10!

    11/01/2004 7:51:20 AM PST · by BP2 · 6 replies · 525+ views
    none ^ | Monday, 1 Nov, 0950 CST | Laura Ingram
    She also mentioned a second state while talking to Dick Morris, but I didn't catch it. Anyone else got confirmation?
  • Military absentee ballots available ONLINE !

    10/29/2004 9:29:55 PM PDT · by Freesofar · 8 replies · 453+ views
    Rush Limbaugh website ^ | 10/29/2004 | DOD FVAP
    FVAP NEWS FVAP has created an online version of the Federal Write-In Ballot. Please check this page: http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/onlinefwab.html to see if your state will accept the form. PENNSYLVANIA EXTENDS BALLOT RETURN DEADLINE. RULES REGARDING SUBMISSION OF THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT CHANGED BY THE NDAA FY 05 TO INCLUDE ABSENT UNIFORMED SERVICES VOTERS WITHIN THE U.S. WITNESS OR NOTARY REQUIREMENT ON BALLOT RETURN ENVELOPE. DENVER COUNTY, COLORADO ABSENTEE BALLOTS DELAYED. BALLOTS FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA. Illinois extends deadline for receipt of absentee ballots from UOCAVA voters. Colorado Extends Deadline for Receipt of Absentee Ballots from UOCAVA Voters California To...
  • PENNSYLVANIA: SANTORUM, WESTERN PA LEADERS TO HOLD FRIDAY 9AM PRESS CONFERENCE (SLAP RENDELL)

    10/28/2004 6:33:07 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 24 replies · 962+ views
    Today on the Sean Hannity program Senator Rick Santorum and Governor Ed Rendell disputed whether or not Pennsylvania should extend the deadline for military absentee ballots. Rendell said he would be reaching his final decision Friday, and would be appearing on Hannity's program later that day to field questions. Word was just received that Senator Rick Santorum and other local Western PA leaders will be holding a press conference tomorrow as well with a bombshell of their own. Santorum's press conference will take place at 9AM in front of the Allegheny County Courthouse (Pittsburgh) with Congresswoman Melissa Hart, Congressman Tim...
  • Pa. soldiers file ballot action

    10/28/2004 5:26:08 PM PDT · by sportutegrl · 45 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Thursday, Oct 28, 2004 | By Mario F. Cattabiani and Stephan Salisbury
    Pa. soldiers file ballot action The two seek a federal court order extending the deadline for overseas tallies to be received, counted. By Mario F. Cattabiani and Stephan Salisbury Inquirer Staff Writers HARRISBURG - Two soldiers from Pennsylvania serving abroad filed a motion in federal court yesterday to force the state to accept overseas absentee ballots received after Tuesday's election. Without an extension, U.S. Army Specs. Matthew J. Schramm of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, and Steven J. Reitz of Venango County, probably won't have their votes counted, according to the court petition filed by lawyers with the Republican State Committee. "With...
  • Nader takes Pa. ballot case to US Supreme court

    10/22/2004 6:39:47 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 18 replies · 886+ views
    WASHINGTON - Ralph Nader asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to place him on the ballot in Pennsylvania for the Nov. 2 election. In a sign the high court planned to move swiftly, Justice David H. Souter immediately requested that Pennsylvania officials file a response to Nader's emergency request by 2:30 p.m. today.
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...