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How about some real voter suppression BY the US government.

Originally posted on PUMABydesign001's Blog:


VA: Military absentee ballots going AWOL in 2012

FREDERICKSBURG — A 92 percent drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law.

With only 1,746 military voters in Virginia requesting absentee ballots so far this year — out of 126,251 service members in the state —the Military Voter Protection Project says the system has broken down.

And it’s not just in the Old Dominion. MVPP Executive Director Eric Eversole reports significant declines in absentee-ballot requests by service members across the nation….

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With the knowledge that the majority of those in the military vote Republican, the Obama administration is intentionally not doing their job and thereby hindering the efforts of those serving in our military to vote in the coming election next month.

According to a 2011 study of 24 states alleging that a paltry

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  1. this is pretty strange, I mean a 92% drop? Having done the absentee from overseas in ’08, I’m at a loss as to how this could have been engineered. Each and every command, at the smallest level, has a “voting officer” whose collateral duty it is to get the absentee ballot info out and generally encourage voting.

    usually, the problem is at the state level, with the state voter bureaucracies failing to mail the requested ballots out in time to deal with the vagaries of APO/FPO.

    Any ideas on how this 92% drop occurred? I mean, a sudden cultural attack of apathy, by virtue of poor leadership these past four years? Or did the military change their absentee voting program on a fundamental level?

    Disturbing.
    Lin

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    • I don’t have any documentation at all, but I did see a report/comment. note/something like that, that it was difficult to find the appropriate officer/office this time, i think it was from Afghanistan. But your right, a 92% is just incredible. It’s very disturbing, that why I ran it without too much checking, maybe someone else has answers. I’d sure like some.

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      • me too! thanks for giving me the heads up on this

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        • No problem, my friend.

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