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April 02, 2009

Military voters screwed in NY race

Hans von Spakovsky, a very cool name, over at The Corner points out an egregious example of "supporting the troops". It seems the Two Democrats on the NY State Board of Elections voted against sending absentee ballots to Iraq & A-Stan soon enough for them to get back and be counted. They chose purposefully to screw our troops. The two Republicans tried to do the right thing, but the Dems, and you gotta figure they knew how those votes would go, decided F**k the troops.

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, which is responsible for enforcing the federal statute that guarantees the right of overseas citizens and military personnel to vote by absentee ballot, contacted the New York State Board of Elections and requested that they issue their ballots sooner for this race. The two Republican members of the board voted to support this request. Yet the two Democratic members of the board, shamefully enough, voted against doing so. Were they trying to disenfranchise military voters?

The Justice Department then filed a federal lawsuit on March 24 against the election board and the governor of New York. But the requested remedy was nowhere near what should have been asked for to remedy this problem, and didnít include any of the measures that we successfully asked for from other courts when I was at the Division coordinating DOJís enforcement of this statute.

The only thing DOJ leaders essentially asked for (and got in a consent decree) was an extension of time for the receipt of overseas ballots, from April 7 to April 13. In other words, despite the fact that almost every expert in this area now recommends at least a 45-day transit time for absentee ballots for military voters, Justice asked only for 30.

If anybody wondered why the military trends Republican you can chalk it up to shite like this and the shameless attempts by The Obama, The Lummox Murtha, The House Harridan Pelosi and The Thin-lipped, Milquetoast, Cream-in-the-coffee, Cadaver Reid to lose the war in Iraq. I'm sure those two douche Elections Board members support the troops, just not their right to vote against Democrats. 2010 can't come soon enough, we gotta get a filibuster capability locked in the Senate and start chipping away at the House as well. I want divided government so the bastards can't destroy the whole country. I am so Simon Jester.

Soren Dayton has some good news about this BS.

The names, named.

Co-Chair Douglas A. Kellner / Co-Chair Evelyn J. Aquila
Email the SBOE info@elections.state.ny.us


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posted by Uncle Jimbo at 06:25 PM

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