Obama Administration Disenfranchises Military Voters

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tacmotusn, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    The Pentagon's Inspector General recently discovered some shocking information that I need to share now!
    The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (or MOVE Act) is Subtitle H of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (H.R. 2647, Pub.L. 111-84, 123 Stat. 2190.) and was signed into law in the United States signed by President Barack Obama on October 28, 2009. The overall purpose of the law is to help military serving overseas and citizens who live abroad vote in U.S. elections. Most provisions apply to the November 2010 elections. A notable exception is the requirement (in Subsection E) that requires states to allow "a UOCAVA voter to enter his/her address or other information relevant to the local election jurisdiction and receive a list of all candidates for Federal office in that jurisdiction".[1]
    However, implementation of the act has been spotty, with only 15 states having fully implemented it. In California, only 15 of its 58 counties failed to comply with the law, resulting in military absentee ballots not being counted as they were received too late. Yet, 90 percent of absentee ballots sent to American civilians living abroad are returned and counted, compared to 2/3rds of absentee ballots mailed by overseas military personnel.[2]


    .Nearly HALF of U.S. military bases—both in the U.S. and war zones—DO NOT offer the proper resources, as required by federal law, to assist service members and their spouses in registering to vote and requesting absentee ballots.
    This is infuriating. If anyone has earned the right to vote, it's our brave men and women in uniform who protect free, fair elections for all of us! Don't you think they deserve a say in the Commander in Chief leading them into battle?
    The numbers don't lie and the statistics are frightening. Military voter absentee ballot requests are down dramatically from 2008. Florida and Virginia, two states with high military populations, show a very disturbing trend:

    • As of early August, Florida has received 37,953 requests for absentee ballots from military voters. This number is less than half of the 86,926 total requests received during the last presidential election.
    • Virginia's numbers are even worse, at less than 10% of the previous total. Only 1,756 military voters have requested an absentee ballot, compared to 20,738 in 2008.
    With just a few weeks left to request an absentee ballot, we need to do everything possible to ensure that military voters have the opportunity to cast their vote.
    P.S. The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act requires that all 229 U.S. military bases have an installation voting assistance office to assist troops and their spouses when registering to vote and requesting absentee ballots. But just days ahead of critical deadlines, LESS THAN HALF of the offices even exist.
    Unfortunately, the deadline for registering to vote passed a few days ago. Our service members were not provided the proper forms as required by law. It is a sad cheap shot by the Obama Administration to deprive our brave service members the right to vote. It is a well know fact that the Military vote leans statistically Republican.
    Contact your State and Federal Government Representatives to DEMAND that every effort neccessary is made to Provide Absentee Ballets to All our Service Members who are Registered to Vote NOW. At this point it is not to late.
  2. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    Everything from Obummer is a cheap shot. "You shall know them by their fruits". His fruit is contempt and hatred for our military. His administration knows that if all military votes were collected and accounted for it would be a big bag of No votes for this anti-Christian, anti-semite, moslem pretender. I believe that pride is the mother of all other sins. This guy has so much pride (hubris) that his nose perpetually points up.
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  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The disgusting thing is the way the DC criminals will title a new 'law' making it sound so wonderful, the the law actually, at the end of the day, works to do exactly the opposite of what it's title states. It's nothing more than 'sound bites' on paper - nobody reads or studies the law's true wording or how it is to be implemented.
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