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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

lpoplawski Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:14 AM
It makes me sad to agree. My husband retires next year after serving 23. Our son wants to be a Marine like his dad & I am no longer encouraging it

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...