Skip to comments.Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney
Posted on 11/07/2012 9:53:07 PM PST by Eye of Newt
WASHINGTON, DC Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.
Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots sat in a warehouse for a month, then they were accidentally labeled as ammunition and shipped to Afghanistan. At Camp Dwyer, Marine Sergeant John Davis signed for them and was surprised at the contents.
I told Gunny we got a bunch of ballots instead of ammo, Davis told investigators earlier today. He told me to file a report of improper delivery and that the chain of command would take care of it. We didnt hear anything for three weeks. While we were waiting we came under fire so we dumped a bunch of them in the Hescoes. We didnt dig those ones back out.
After military officials realized the initial error, the ballots were then sent back to the U.S. but suffered a series of setbacks.
Twelve boxes of ballots were dropped overboard during delivery to the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in the Persian Gulf, then while the ship sailed to Bahrain, postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.
The remaining absentee ballots were loaded onto a C-130, but the flight was delayed until November 1st so the crew could get tax free pay for the month. Once the ballots arrived stateside they were promptly mailed to each states counting facility, reaching their final destination on November 7th.
Its a shame, Rear Admiral John Dawes said when asked for comment. I expected a delay so I ordered that everyone cast their votes eight months ago. Its really unfortunate that our mail system failed us and directly affected the course of history.
Upon hearing the news, angry Republicans have begun a demand for a recount, but most military absentee voters have shrugged off the news, with many wondering whether the care packages their families sent six months ago were ever going to show up.
Someone should be, though, don't you think?
Accidentally - on purpose, methinks...
this looks like satire.
Soetoro carried the popular vote by nearly 3 million, and several tight states by a good 60,000 votes. He would have won even if he hadn’t carried any one of the “big” states (VA, OH, FL), and he would almost certainly have managed to get at least two of those, even with the mil ballots being counted.
I’m not saying it’s right that they effed up the delivery of those ballots so badly, nor am I saying that they shouldn’t be counted, but unfortunately I do believe it’s a bit of a stretch to think that they would have changed the outcome of the election.
They should be counted. What a forking joke our country is.
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About The Author: drew
Drew is a four year Navy vet who hasn't quite got the hang of civilian life yet. Occasionally he wakes up in the middle of the night and stares at a blank screen with the lights off. He tries stand up comedy every once in a while and is a huge nerd.
This is a satire site.
move along, nothing to see here...
But 1,000,000 of that advantage comes from Los Angeles, alone.
It’s a satire site, freepers. From the About page:
The Duffel Blog serves the men and women of the US Military with a daily dose of military humor, funny military pictures, and faux news.
Thanks. Shouldn't have to go to "about" to find that out. Some of it is based on some actual events, BTW.
now you tell me....lol
Funny satire site.
Another reason not to enlist....
Please label your crap as comedy or satire and stop wasting our time before we start charging for it.
I wish someone would ban these ahole sites that refuse to label their stuff as satire.
It’s more than a frickin’ SHAME. It’s criminal.
This guy may have ordered the troops to send in absentee ballots 7 months ago but there weren’t even any official general election candidates 7 months ago. When there were candidates to put on the general election ballots they (surprise, surprise) were all lost in a plane crash on the way to Afghanistan.
What a coincidence that the ballots just couldn’t manage to get to Afghanistan AND couldn’t get delivered FROM Afghanistan.... until a day late.
BASTARDS!!!!!! In the past month Obama has not only pissed on the grave of Tyrone Woods but pissed in the cereal of every fighting man defending this country from the very Islamists this foreign enemy combatant is arming and negotiating with.
We need either the governor or a judge in every state to order these ballots to be received and counted. And we need Congress to investigate and punish whoever was responsible for this. And investigate why the number of ballot requests processed was so drastically reduced from past elections.
And then Congress needs to throw Obama out of office because he had a deadline of Jan 20, 2009 to “qualify” for office, and to this date he doesn’t have any legally-established birth facts or legal proof that he was born in Hawaii - according to a legal document certified by HI state registrar Alvin Onaka.
Turnabout is fair play. Obama is 4 years too late on that deadline. Throw the filthy bastard out. NOW!
Veteran’s Day is coming up. We need to inundate Congress on behalf of these soldiers. I am so sick of the politicians’ gushing lip service on Veteran’s Day while doing nothing to stop the crimes against these heroes.
Sorry for the language. I am livid. Absolutely livid. These putrid, wormy politicians aren’t worthy to shine the shoes of any of these soldiers. They need to be reminded of that in no uncertain terms. And loudly.
If and when that happens they should be sure to label MSNBC as satire also.
This is bullcrap.
What, have we veered so quickly from depression into paranoia and kooky conspiracies? Don’t fall for this crap, people. This is the second time I’ve seen this tonight...people are too gullible.
Why couldn’t they vote ONLINE like they let the East coast storm victims do
Satire doesn’t work when it’s too close to the truth and not marked as satire. Ballots WERE stuck in Bahrain for 5 weeks. And I had to check again to make sure that information wasn’t from a satire site. It’s not. http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/11/military-lost-absentee-ballots-110212/
It’s hard enough to keep track of information without everybody and their dog making you look all over creation to find out whether they’re being serious or not.
smells like BS to me....
I want it to be true...but I think not.
Is it too late?
YOU are a GENIUS! This needs to be sent to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity (especially before he ends up paying for William’s dinner)
....with all the “exceptions” given by judges we’ve heard over the last month in regards to voting you would think the military would be included.. We still have thousands of votes still being counted...once again the military is left out. This happens time after time, followed up by promise after promise and they still get left out.
There were several types of fraud.
Yep. Satire. From a wanna-be stand-up comedian. Not funny.
I have never understood why military ballots cannot be sent a month earlier or by priority and why they cannot do proxy balloting for them by parents or siblings.
Especially since voting was extended in New York and New Jersey for storm-affected areas.
Ballots don’t have to be counted until November 16th. The article is crap.
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