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Military ballot requests down
in key battleground states

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 10/1/2012 7:04:20 PM

Requests from military voters for absentee ballots have dropped significantly since 2008, according to newly released statistics, prompting claims that the Department of Defense is dragging its feet in enacting a law meant to boost military voting. The drop in the battleground states of Virginia and Ohio is among the most pronounced. According to statistics released Monday by The Military Voter Protection Project, the number of absentee ballot requests by both military members and other overseas voters in the two states has dropped 70 percent since 2008.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/1/2012 7:16:08 PM     (No. 8902947)


So... will Romney bring this little matter up on Wednesday night at the debate?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/1/2012 7:25:55 PM     (No. 8902963)

Are the requests actually down and those in the military got regular absentee ballots when they were home or are the requests FOR the ballots being hidden or lost? I don't believe that fewer people in the military want to vote and not by the high percentage cited in the article.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/1/2012 7:31:23 PM     (No. 8902969)

Dark and ugly forces are at work here.

Our brave warriors go where they are told and depend upon the command for every movement, every meal and every piece of paper which might or might not be made available to them.

This is REAL Disfranchisement.

This is not a trend or an error.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Peacekeeper_US, 10/1/2012 7:47:08 PM     (No. 8903001)

How many election cycles has this been happening?...I know,...every one!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/1/2012 7:50:32 PM     (No. 8903008)

They were lost "accidentally on-purpose"!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: berthabutt, 10/1/2012 7:59:20 PM     (No. 8903030)

Some are tired of jumping thru flaming hoops to get it in on time to not have it count.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/1/2012 8:04:22 PM     (No. 8903039)

It may have to do with the fact that there are fewer troops in Iraq. They will vote in person.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rambo77, 10/1/2012 8:09:13 PM     (No. 8903046)

I suggest everyone who has a loved one overseas get them the necessary paperwork and send it to them.Use the mail or UPS or FAX but get it to them! Also alert their unit's JAG people and inform them these troops are being denied their right to vote. Then we hollar at the election people to expect votes to come in thru unusual sources - JAG people step in here and do their thing. THIS IS A CRYING SHAME!!! We need to bend every branch, twig and neck to get our people's legal votes recorded. Let's just think it through. You people know what must be done to do it. Let's move on this...Come on, people, let's get it DONE!! I they can die for us, the least we can do is help them vote!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/1/2012 8:22:59 PM     (No. 8903065)

What #3, #6 and especially #9 said. Is there no end to the contempt this administration and their lackeys in the Pentagon have for the citizens of this Country? There is NO way on Earth that Military ballot requests are down 70%!! And this so-called "Military Voter PROTECTION Agency? Seriously?? For Heaven's Sake, WHERE are the REPUBLICANS?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Native Texan, 10/1/2012 8:44:52 PM     (No. 8903103)

Please tell us what we can do, this is an outrage.
Time to call our Senators and Congressman and those on the Armed Service Committee.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stencil, 10/1/2012 8:54:40 PM     (No. 8903115)

Not sure; may also be indicative of a lack of minority-military-American disinterest in this election vs. 2008.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stencil, 10/1/2012 8:56:51 PM     (No. 8903120)

,,,lack of ... interest ... (of course)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/1/2012 9:45:28 PM     (No. 8903188)

In 2000, it was Ken Bacon, Pentagon spokesnerd.
Now DemocRATS have found a faceless way to get the vote suppressed.
This must not be allowed to stand - but then again, it's pretty well too late.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 10/2/2012 10:26:12 AM     (No. 8904016)

The real voter suppression at work.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/2/2012 12:55:49 PM     (No. 8904386)

Now, I know how it feels to live in a Third World country.

I did not serve for this...

... I will fight to correct it.

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