Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Dems Trying To Suppress Military Vote
The McCain campaign has already filed a lawsuit in Virginia to ensure that all absentee ballots from overseas military voters are counted. Late Tuesday, a judge set a hearing for Nov. 10 and ordered election officials to keep late-arriving military ballots.
"Because many counties in Virginia failed to mail absentee ballots in time to our men and women in uniform stationed overseas, service members are being disenfranchised because they are unable to return their ballots before the November 4 deadline," campaign spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said in a written statement about the suit, which is scheduled to be heard in Williams' courtroom at 1:30 p.m. today.
Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach are among the localities cited in the lawsuit as those that mailed absentee ballots overseas in late September. The suit argues that service members didn't have enough time to cast their votes and return them stateside.
Also, do you feel this passionately about tax-paying ex-pats abroad? I mean, if they get their ballots in late, shouldn't they, too, be counted?
Just one other thing -- isn't this actually an issue with the administration of the elections in general? Shouldn't the provision of ballots, voting machines, and time to vote be done in such a way that it is absolutely certain that everyone has an equal chance to vote -- where the responsibility is owned by a non-partisan body capable of administering a nationwide election rather than being yet another partisan bickering point?
Personally, I think any ballot cast by someone currently serving in the Military should have their vote county twice the amount of civilians.
So you don't want to give the Military voters a break. I'm not surprised. You hate the Military, am I right?
Oh, but if a minority was disenfranchised, or claimed such, you would be screaming like a spoiled child.
"Partisan-bickering points[s]" - whoa - that's all the Dems know!
No ex-pats aren't the same as currently serving Military members.
If you want to talk about the administration of the election in general, are you willing to FORBID early voting? Why not? We have a set election day, and it's Fed law that people can take time off from work to vote. So why the need for early voting?
As for disenfranchisement: I'm against it no matter who it happens to.
A "super citizen"? What is that?
Nice try to move off topic, but the question remains, if you want to discuss the administration of elections are are against absentee ballot voting, then are you against early voting as well?
Last chance for you to answer.
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