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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

Das_Veritas Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 1:20 AM
Yeah, I remember when a bunch of my republican friends turned into 'independents' when Obama won in 2008, then these 'independents' voted republican in 2010 and again today. How independent of them!

The next president of the United States must do right by our men and women in uniform. Our troops put their lives on the line to protect our right to vote, but untold thousands of them were unable to cast their own ballots on Tuesday. For shame.

Veterans groups and soldiers advocates have warned about military disenfranchisement for years. M. Eric Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project and a former litigation attorney in the Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, reported that "more than 17,000 military and overseas voters were disenfranchised in 2008 because their...