Already two thousand of our soldiers have died in the war in Afghanistan.
But for the POS in the Oval Office, our soldiers are good enough to die in wars but not good enough to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
Although the majority of members of our military –an estimated two-thirds — will need to vote by absentee ballot for the upcoming November election, an alarmingly small percentage of military voters are requesting absentee ballots.
This is due to the Pentagon not providing our soldiers with adequate voter-assistance and access. In contrast, civilian voters — including non-English speakers (and many an illegal alien!) — enjoy plentiful voter-assistance through motor-vehicle offices and social-service agencies.
Given the fact that a recent Military Times poll found that members of active and reserve military overwhelmingly favor Romney over Obama 2 to 1 — not because of any particular military issues such as the Afghan war, but because of the economy and the candidates’ character — I don’t doubt that the unusually small number of military absentee ballot requests is due to the deliberate negligence on the part of Pentagon brass who are suck-ups to their disgrace of a Commander In Chief.
(By the way, like active duty military, veterans too favor Romney over Obama by 20% nationwide and especially in the critical battleground states.)
But Mitt Romney is doing something about this, at least in the state of Wisconsin where, according to RealClearPolitics, Obama has a 2.3 point lead. (In 2008, however, Obama won Wisconsin by nearly 14 points, and the momentum in the state is on Romney’s side.)
Tony Lee reports for Breitbart.com, Oct. 15, 2012:
Mitt Romney’s campaign has sued Wisconsin, asking a federal judge for an injunction to extend the deadline for absentee ballots for military personnel and civilians overseas by five days. The Romney campaign alleges Wisconsin election officials were late in sending out absentee ballots to civilians and military voters stationed overseas.
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, there are about 6,120 military and overseas voters in Wisconsin.
A spokesman for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board told the Gazette “27 municipalities missed the deadline for various reasons to send ballots to a total of 44 military and overseas voters” and “all 44 ballots were sent to the affected voters within five days of the missed deadline.”
By federal law, absentee ballots must be sent to military and overseas voters by September 22 and those ballots must be returned by November 9.
The lawsuit alleges Wisconsin “failed to ensure that absentee ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who validly requested them” and without the injunction, “it is unlikely that state officials will receive those individuals’ completed absentee ballots in time to be counted” in time.