Friday, October 09, 2009

Count Every Military Vote!

I read this story about VA Board of Elections with disbelief.
The Virginia State Board of Elections argued in their most recent filing that they have no legal obligation to send out military absentee ballots in a timely manner. Restated, the State of Virginia has argued in a federal court filing that they can legally send out absentee ballots to active duty soldiers the day before an election. Restated again, theDemocratic Chairwoman of the Virginia State Board of Election (appointed by the Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine, in his capacity as Virginia Governor) Jean Cunningham just claimed a legal basis for massively raising the barrier to voting for soldiers at war.
Warning: the link that follows gives access to some heavy-duty legalese; but, briefly stated, it supports the linked post in the title.

I'm going to have to put the Military Voting Rights Project on Facebook on the front burner. Otherwise, jacka$$e$ like this can run roughshod over the GI voting rights.

1 comment:

ConcreteBob said...

http://unitedconservatives.blogspot.com/2009/10/military-personnel-should-be-first-on.html
All over this one. Now, how do we fix it?