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by on October 1, 2012


VA: Military absentee ballots going AWOL in 2012

By Kenric Ward, Virginia Watchdog

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.

Compiling data from Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Alaska, Colorado and Nevada, Eversole’s organization found that military families have requested 55,510 absentee ballots so far this year. That’s a sharp decline from the 166,252 sought in those states in 2008.

Read more at the Virginia Watchdog

  1. nonya bizwacs permalink

    I do not appreciate receiving a unsolicited application for an absentee ballot from the RPV and Governor Ultrasound McDonnell. Go ahead cheat and lie Republicans like your demi God Mittens but goodness not evil always wins in the end

    • It is Obama who honors the false demigod Allah. He’s abandoned the God of Abraham and abandoned the faith of our Founding Fathers. America is suffering for it. We need to get the Manchurian muslim out of office NOW!

  2. Anonymous permalink

    I am not Military, but was pleased to receive in the mail last week at my home in Virginia an absentee ballot mailed out by the Republican Party of Virginia. The cover of the mailer reads, “Don’t take Obamacare lying down…complete your vote-by-mail application today.” I am pleased to see the RPV is taking the initiative and getting these absentee ballots out into the hands of Virginians! However, Virginia has strict rules and regs as to who may vote in absentia, but if there is any way to double dip and vote by absentee ballot and also at the poll in November, I’ll do it! Need to make up for all the FRAUD by Obama voters!!

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