Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Military Ballots at risk

From Politico.com;

A group of Republican lawyers and law students called Tuesday for the Obama administration to do more to ensure that members of the military are able to cast ballots in the Nov. 2 elections.
David Norcross, chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association, said in a statement: "The MOVE Act was passed last year to ensure that these brave men and women would have a voice in this fall's elections. It's unacceptable that any state would fail to meet that obligation. The Obama administration must act swiftly to guarantee that every service member receives his or her ballot in time to vote."
The RNLA is a group of Republican lawyers who advise candidates on election laws and provide assistance on recounts and charges of voter fraud. The group's announcement on the military vote is here.
Last week, the Justice Department announced that it had "filed a lawsuit against Guam and its election officials, seeking emergency relief to help ensure that military service members and other U.S. citizens living overseas have the opportunity to participate fully in the Nov. 2, 2010, federal general election."
But Norcross said in his statement: "Filing a suit in Guam is not a serious attempt to ensure that every state following the law and ensuring military votes. … The Justice Department should be filing similar suits in New York and any other state that is failing to meet the MOVE Act."
As an Army Veteran, I find it reprehensible that ANY elected or appointed political official, of any rank whatsoever, would knowingly disallow Servicemen/women their right to vote.
Who the Hell do people think guarantees their right to vote?
The Government?
Uh, think again.
The U.S. military are the only ones that knowingly put themselves in physical danger in order to see to it that our God-given rights as Americans remain intact.
All we ever asked in return was for respect for our service.

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