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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

hboring Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:30 PM
Thank you. Someone has finally posted comments on the subject of suppression of the military vote, instead of the trolls' diatribes still blaming Bush after four years of His Highness. When I was on active duty in the 50s and 60s I never had any trouble getting a ballot and submitting a timely vote. The democrats are afraid of military votes, becasue we are schooled in our country's history. God save the Supreme Court! Chief Boring

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...