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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

lpoplawski Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:22 PM
My husband retires next year at 23 yrs. I know exactly 1 person who wanted o again. We all know & can see what is coming even if the other Americans refuse to. Smh sigh

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...