Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Smelling a Party Rat in D.C. - Do Certain Politicians Protest Too Much?

UPDATE: CHICAGO (WLS) - Cris Cray, Director of Legislation at the Illinois State Board of Elections, says not all of Illinois' 110 jurisdictions were compliant with the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE). Cray said it's possible the ballots may not be counted because the state was tardy in sending them out.

The time line ...
............Manufactured in Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2010 - The Washington Times - Military voters soon to be disenfranchised -again

By most accounts, the 2008 presidential election was a disaster for military voters. Thousands of them were disenfranchised when their absentee ballots were sent to wrong addresses, lost in the mail or mailed too close to the election for the ballot to be returned. To make matters worse, thousands of ballots were rejected by local election officials because the ballot - through no fault of the military voter - arrived after the election deadline.

July 22, 2010 - Molten Eagle - Is Obama Administration Planning to Disenfranchise Our Overseas Military Voters?
August 27, 2010 - BallotPedia - Under the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, introduced by the United States Senate on July 8, 2009 (one week after Al Franken was confirmed by Minnesota as a U.S. Senator) the U.S. Department of Defense granted waivers to Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington State.Waivers were denied to Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. [compare 60 days to count overseas servicemen and women's votes with the 210 days to count and recount Al Franken's votes; later, it was discovered that more than 16,000 overseas military votes had not been counted in Minnesota, a quantity larger than Franken's winning lead over incumbent Senator Norm Coleman]

All states must send out absentee ballots no later than 45 days before the general election.

October 11, 2010 - FOX News Network - Mayor Bloomberg Slams Board of Elections for Failure to Mail Military Ballots

"The gravity of New York's failure cannot be overstated. With approximately 50,000 military and overseas voters in New York City alone, there is no doubt that the November elections could be altered by this failure,” said Eric Eversole, a former Justice Department voting section attorney who recently started a nonprofit organization, Military Voter Protection Project, to protect military voting rights.

October 12, 2010 - FOX News Network - EXCLUSIVE: Feds to Sue New York Board Over Military Voting Violations, State Official Says
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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