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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

Gidzmo Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 12:20 AM The Chief Justice of the US--and NOT Harry Reid--would preside over an impeachment trial in the case of the President. For all other federal officials, it would be VP Biden presiding. Benjamin Franklin suggested this method of removing the most obnoxious of officials because it was better than the usual method employed by some (assassination).

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...