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Obama Campaign Sues to Restrict Military Voting
Breitbart ^ | 8/2/12 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 08/02/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by Nachum

President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state's law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is "arbitrary" with "no discernible rational basis."

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as "arbitrary" and having "no discernible rational basis," I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women's time and their obligations to their sworn duty.

The National Defense Committee reports:

[f]or each of the last three years, the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote.

I think its unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn't make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; disenfranchisement; military; militaryvote; obama; ohio; robthevote; sues; voterfraud; voting
If our men in uniform ever needed any more proof that this president "doesn't have your back", well here it is...
1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:04:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Are you really going to re-elect this guy America?


2 posted on 08/02/2012 7:05:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 08/02/2012 7:06:51 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Given the Democrats’ desperation for more votes, their move against military voting is not surprising.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:09:43 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Nachum

I put this on FB.

Suppressing votes?


5 posted on 08/02/2012 7:13:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Nachum
Okay. Let me see if I've got this straight. The Krazy Kenyan and his toadie Eric the Holder are suing the hell out of the states to make sure illegal alien invaders are allowed to vote but don't want members of our military voting.

Anyone who votes for these pigs is not an American.

6 posted on 08/02/2012 7:14:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Nachum

I am screaming “WHAT?”

Obama has to go.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 7:24:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if the Obama gang would oppose giving the black community an extra three days.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 7:25:07 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Nachum

I hope Repubs fight tooth and nail and prevent this. It’s getting so I feel as though I’m going insane from reading the news.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active duty ping.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum

I haven’t heard about this in the news.

Go figure.

Who would imagine that the MSM would cover for Odinga.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 7:40:51 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Nachum

My loathing of these people requires a stiff drink.

And not in salute.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 7:43:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Tzimisce

If dems knock out chunks of the military vote - then vote the dead in Chicago - and the illegals in Texas - is it REALLY America voting for Obama?


13 posted on 08/02/2012 7:48:14 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Nachum

Just when you think they can’t stoop any lower we’re all sent back to school again. Incredible.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 7:48:17 PM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Nachum

Ping


15 posted on 08/02/2012 7:48:17 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Nachum

Forty-four percent of the military voted for Obama last time around, a mere ten points less than those who voted for McCain.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 7:48:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I put this on Facebook

I did too. I put a lot of stuff I find here at FreeRepublic on Facebook.

I've been making several liberal heads explode lately with 'Chick-Fil-A' items! (such fun!!)

17 posted on 08/02/2012 7:59:59 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes. My heroes wear dog tags!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Thanks for the ping, JJ! I was separated from active duty status (Honorable, Of Course) 30Aug1971. Now, forty-one years later, I hear Duty call once again. Duty calls once again, and once again, I answer: Mitchell, TJ, HM/2, USN - B21-33-20 - reporting for duty as ordered!

This is my Country, and I mean to have it back!

Restrict Military Voting? Not in this lifetime, Obama!

God Bless the United States of America!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum
FreepUBarackObama
19 posted on 08/02/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: GOPJ

I suspect...if you go back over fifty years....you’d find that barely half of all military votes ended up being counted throughout the US. In some counties, it might be a 100-percent count, but the majority are probably not going to show any positive statistics over the whole time period.

The military has gone to various extremes...ensuring military cargo planes were prepared to bring mail directly back to the US and given to a major distribution center. They’ve appointed base officers to distribute registration forms, stamp them official and act as an agent of the US government. They’ve even looked at this idea of a computer software situation where you could vote online and it’d be delivered to each state via an acceptable method.

I believe...if we can’t reach some conclusion where a GI can believe or trust in his vote being counted....then we ought not tax GI’s either at the state level or the national level. It’s that simple.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 8:09:00 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Nachum

Another bump for later review...


21 posted on 08/02/2012 8:10:14 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Nachum

The military does NOT like President Obama—by a large margin. Let there be no doubt of that. Therefore, it’s only understandable for the Democrats to try and disenfranchise military voters. Let there also be no doubt that the left is only about winning and could care less about the rule of law, fairness, morality, or anything else. They only play the game, aka follow the rules, so long as they are winning. If they can’t win by the rules, they contest the rules in court. If they can’t win in court, they simply do whatever they wanted in the first place. That is the nature of the enemy we conservatives face. They are fighting to win, and if that means disqualifying military votes by the thousands, they will do it. Al Gore proved that in Florida—wanted “every vote counted” my ass!


22 posted on 08/02/2012 8:11:45 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: GOPJ

GOPJ: “...is it REALLY America voting for Obama?”

No. It’s not, and THEY DON’T CARE. If Americans won’t vote for Obama and the leftists in sufficient numbers, they’ll import a voter base, illegal aliens, or disenfranchise legitimate voters, the military, in order to win. It’s what they do.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 8:17:08 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: pepsionice
I believe...if we can’t reach some conclusion where a GI can believe or trust in his vote being counted....then we ought not tax GI’s either at the state level or the national level. It’s that simple.

Good idea pepsionice... Thanks for sharing.

24 posted on 08/02/2012 8:34:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Nachum
Hey Romney,

Campaign commercial on a silver platter. Use it.

25 posted on 08/02/2012 8:40:03 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

+1 to that good suggestion.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 8:46:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Nachum

SOP for Democrats. Preventing members of the military from voting or throwing out their votes were key elements of Gore’s stategy in 2000 and very nearly succeeded in gaining him the Florida electoral votes. The final margin Bush won Florida by was much less than the number of disallowed military votes, if I remember correctly.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 8:50:46 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Nachum

Isnt it just great we have a President who wants to stop the vote.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 11:12:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Nachum

This is the sort of thing will disgust any independent. Spread it as far and wide as you can.


29 posted on 08/03/2012 12:23:10 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Nachum

Bump


30 posted on 08/03/2012 3:10:49 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Nachum

Oh-Bah-Mah must REALLY be worried about Ohio.


31 posted on 08/03/2012 3:14:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Nachum; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Ohio Ping!
To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail (works best), Flutters, Whenifhow, and LasVegasDave.

32 posted on 08/03/2012 3:30:04 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Nachum

Gee, I recall the obama campaign being all for early voting back in 2008:

http://www.denverpost.com/election08/ci_10823786

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/bellantoni/2008/Oct/20/mccain-supporters-call-early-voters-ch/


33 posted on 08/03/2012 3:38:26 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: pepsionice; Las Vegas Dave

I could not agree with you more. “No taxation without representation!” A lot of FReepers are ready to draw blood over this, and I am one of them.

Thank you for the ping, Dave.


34 posted on 08/03/2012 5:41:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Nachum; katiedidit1

and they just happen to misplace their absentee ballots or send them out to late if they are deployed, makes you wonder if they cull by name so they get more dem votes


35 posted on 08/03/2012 5:45:35 AM PDT by GailA (IF U will not keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: Nachum

” I think its unconscionable that we as a nation wouldn’t make it as easy as possible for members of the military to vote. They arguably have more right to vote than the rest of us, since it is their service and sacrifice that ensures we have the right to vote in the first place.”

Not unconscionable, CRIMINAL!!!!


36 posted on 08/03/2012 9:45:58 AM PDT 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: OL Hickory

ping


37 posted on 08/04/2012 3:05:44 PM PDT by marron
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To: GailA

Thanks for the ping Gail. We know Obama like Clinton loathe the military.


38 posted on 08/06/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1
Most dems and RINOs like Myth hate the Military. 0 is in the process of gutting it to carter era levels or worse.


39 posted on 08/07/2012 5:43:10 AM PDT by GailA (IF U will not keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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