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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 11:51 AM
OF the two parties, one has actively worked to support American military and their families. One has not. Here's a hint: the one that isn't doing them any good is the same one that held a complete national convention and NEVER MENTIONED THE MILITARY ONCE.
Allen331 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:18 PM
They were neither inclined to mention God or Jerusalem . . . but not to worry - Ted Strickland forced it in regardless.

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...