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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

mcgoofy Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:27 PM
Michelle-Please pass on to your Military connections my following letter to Carl Levin regarding his apathy and inaction regarding the American Troops Absentee Ballot injustice. - Thks HONORABLE CARL LEVIN –CHAIRMAN SENATE COMMITTEE ARMED SERVICES Subject: Military Ballots Being Counted What an absolute travesty to have your name mentioned in the same sentence as the group that comprises the most honorable segment of our American Society. It cheapens their honored reputation even further as you, the appointed Chairman of an alleged Senatorial Committee that should protect, preserve, and initiate such actions that would most benefit them, as their life's blood and sacrifice allow even you in your obvious ine

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...