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GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time
The Hill ^ | 11/5/2012 | Ramsey Cox

Posted on 11/05/2012 12:53:21 PM PST by Beave Meister

A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov. 6.

One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.

We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense (DoD) to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service members, which we believe could result in the imminent disenfranchisement of thousands,” the letter stated.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012dncstrategy; conservatives; corruption; democrats; elections; fraud; liberals; military; militaryvote; obama; republicans; romney; romney2012
How revolting is this? The brave and courageous men and women who defend our right to vote won't be able to.....this makes me sick.
1 posted on 11/05/2012 12:53:21 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Nasty letter.....the Republicans in office are such cowards. We were warned about this weeks ago, and the R’s did nothing about it!


2 posted on 11/05/2012 12:59:58 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

No kidding. You’d think that they’re undercover Demonicrats.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 1:07:02 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Beave Meister

Yet they are letting stranded Sandy NJ voters vote by email & fax? Why can’t they do this for troops?


4 posted on 11/05/2012 1:09:02 PM PST by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: Beave Meister

If Republicans are too stupid and weak to bring consequences for this illegal, treasonous behavior, it will continue year after year. The media is not going to cover it. So yelling about it does not work. Lawyers, boys. Punish responsible military personnel.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 1:11:43 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Beave Meister

If Republicans are too stupid and weak to bring consequences for this illegal, treasonous behavior, it will continue year after year. The media is not going to cover it. So yelling about it does not work. Lawyers, boys. Punish responsible military personnel.


6 posted on 11/05/2012 1:14:31 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Beave Meister
One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.

The senators asked that a new mail system be in place by the next election, in 2014.

WTF

What a bunch of RINO, losers and wusses.

What they (and every other R Senator and Rep) as well as the RNC should HAVE DONE ALREADY (knowing what they know)--rather than waiting until the 11th hour--is to have filed lawsuits (asking for expidited rulings) in EVERY state asking for an extension for any Military person serving ANYWHERE overseas or having returned within the last 60 days, of 2 months for their votes to be counted.

Gee, when I was serving in Nam (some 45 years ago) I used to get mail from upstate NY in 2 to 3 days and the same time for my letters to get to my Mom.

How is this possible that 4+ decades later, it now takes that much longer for mail to reach our Military Warriors???

7 posted on 11/05/2012 1:22:10 PM PST by neveralib
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To: CheneyChick
Yet they are letting stranded Sandy NJ voters vote by email & fax? Why can’t they do this for troops?

Those are all liberal leaning voters, the Military is not! It is more hypocritical than that.. The Polling places are being powered by trucks driven by Marines and Guard.. Geeeeze I really really hate these people!

8 posted on 11/05/2012 1:22:21 PM PST by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Beave Meister

They could get them there in hours if they really wanted to.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 1:23:13 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Beave Meister

Same thing happened in 2000.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 2:11:53 PM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Beave Meister

To obstruct the vote of our military who are engaged in a war to protect our freedoms should result in a trial for treason with execution by firing squad if found guilty.

I wish on some issues conservative legislators behaved like the Japanese and were willing to jump across the aisle and throw punches. It is no time for mild-mannered requests. This deserves a fight. This is outrageous.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 2:25:15 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Beave Meister

That’s been the plan all along. Nothing new here.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 2:38:21 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: CheneyChick

“Yet they are letting stranded Sandy NJ voters vote by email & fax? Why can’t they do this for troops?”

Something tells me that if the truth be know then that violates federal elections laws. Besides being totally unsecured I always thought that Democrats are always crying when governors change things about an election too close to an election. The GOP should shove this one up Christies butt.

Do you happen to know how easy it is to spoof an outgoing email address? In some cases all you have to do is change some information in an email program. Besides you can’t even verify that someone else is not using a persons “Device” to receive or send email.

This along with many other modern aspects of voting system have truly turned us into a BANANA REPUBLIC.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 2:46:15 PM PST by Revel
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To: Beave Meister

Wait- Stop the election. Find a Democrat Judge. We can’t have voter Disenfranchisement. Especially be committed against the Military.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 2:48:13 PM PST by Revel
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To: neveralib

Great point. This only happens when the D’s are running the show and are scared to death.One hopes they find a way to vote. I bet the guy they sent overseas in F&F has voted. Probably voted more than once(plus Mexico). Hopefully, after tomorrow they will fix the entire system for 2016. No early voting without ID. Purge the rolls in every state. N. Carolina has over 700 people who voted absentee on the same day. They were all at least 112 yrs. old. I don’t have a link but latest records show there are only 400 to 500 people in the entire world over 110 yrs old.


15 posted on 11/05/2012 2:48:13 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: Beave Meister

IMHO, the Military has more than the right to vote. When I worked for Lockheed, one of the managers who was very liberal make the comment that the people in the military should not be allowed to vote since it would counter the idea of total civilian control of the military. His comment wouldn’t fly in most other parts of the company but in the contract I was on, most of the managerial structure were occupied by former IBM’ers.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 2:49:05 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: SaraJohnson

BTW... I saw part of a Romney Rally yesterday on Fox. It sounded like Romney- If elected- Is one of those don’t investigate any because it is all in the past type of guys.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 2:53:01 PM PST by Revel
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To: Beave Meister

Well, if Chris Christie is letting voters vote by email, why can’s our armed forces?


18 posted on 11/05/2012 2:53:15 PM PST by w4women (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Beave Meister

This is an unforgivable outrage. Heads should roll.


19 posted on 11/05/2012 4:11:48 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Revel

If elected- Is one of those don’t investigate any because it is all in the past type of guys.


Well, color me shocked and astounded. :)


20 posted on 11/05/2012 4:15:28 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Beave Meister
“We are perplexed as to why DoD did not do everything in its power to modernize the system for redirecting blank ballots in order to eliminate this roadblock for military service members, per the top 2010 recommendations from MPSA,”

PERPLEXED?

They are perplexed? The estrogen is overpowering. These Republicans disgust me even more than the Democrats. Every election, over and over and over. The whole lot of them, both parties, are a bunch of criminals and thugs.

The US is a third world country with bigger houses and cars. That's the difference.

If I had the choice of pounding the snot out of a few of these clowns, it would be difficult to decide on Republicans or Democrats.

21 posted on 11/05/2012 5:39:28 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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