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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

Sceolan Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 12:16 PM
It is not only active duty military personnel who are assigned overseas, it is also the National Guard from various States that were activated to attend to Hurricane Sandy, they were also DENIED voting. No provisions were made to ensure that these individuals were afforded this right. I know this as it happened to a family member.

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...