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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

dconnelly Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:29 AM
How odd you should mention this. I distinctly remember back in 1978 when we in the military had the exact same problem under President Carter because of low pay, inflation, and burgeoning gas prices. When we voted a Republican into office, our pay was increased so that our military families didn't need to use food stamps. How is it that the right lost the White House because of this? Has it crossed your mind that perhaps the current military members have listened to what we veterans had to say? There's a reason the Democrats don't want the military to have easy, guaranteed access to a ballot that gets counted. We know well that while both Democrat and Republican presidents will use the military, the Democrats promptly forget about them.
SOUL-brother Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:51 PM
See this is the problem,your going back to Carter,to blame someone on the Left.This is why none of Romney s,count them-- 5 sons are in the military.We have people like Hannity shouting,what a great American he is-- staging concerts,but not a peep about the low pay the arm forces receives.All I hear is lower taxes for the rich,this is why the GOP lost.You all are out to lunch.This is not a left right problem,it's an American problem!!

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...