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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

Killer4 Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 8:48 AM
"We are perplexed as to why DoD did not do everything in its power to modernize the system for redirecting blank ballots in order to eliminate this roadblock for military service members," Please stop being so naive. It's no secret why this happened. Panetta is clearly on their side - does Benghazi mean anything to you? The Department of Defense has been and will continue to be slowly eroded away until our military is so weakened that we are no better than a third-world country out there trying to fight our battles with paper airplanes and sticks.

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...