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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

png-d Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:32 PM
Petya is one of those who also probably believe that the military is less homophobic, less sexest, and less racists now too - isn't that they way the military is supposed to be anyway? Plus, since they have their own health care, legal, insurance, transportation systems, and the ability to take paid vacations to exotic locales that those servicemembers and their families live in a perfect for the times that they're getting shot at or mortared, IED'd. Why should they need to vote???

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...