by Dave Blount | October 12, 2010 3:29 pm
Here’s a story we’ve heard before (see here and here, for example). The Democrat-run establishment is suppressing the military vote:
More than one week after its extended deadline, New York still hasn’t mailed out absentee ballots to all its 320,000 military servicemen and women and overseas voters, in clear violation of the MOVE Act, FoxNews.com has learned.
According to the 2009 MOVE Act, a state must send out its military and overseas ballots 45 days prior to elections.
New York was granted a waiver to this deadline by the Department of Justice and given an additional 15 days — until October 1 — to send out all its ballots.
The new deadline came and went, and still the ballots were not sent out for some of New York’s most heavily populated areas, including NYC.
“The gravity of New York’s failure cannot be overstated. With approximately 50,000 military and overseas voters in New York City alone, there is no doubt that the November elections could be altered by this failure,” said Eric Eversole, a former Justice Department voting section attorney who recently started a nonprofit organization, Military Voter Protection Project, to protect military voting rights.
At last word, the ballots still haven’t been sent. Even Mayor for Life Bloomberg and the Injustice Department have been forced to berate the New York State Board of Elections.
But eventually the bluster will die down, the headlines will fade away, and the skeevy Andrew Cuomo will be governor — thanks in part to thousands who risk their lives to defend our democratic system not being allowed to take part in it.
On tips from Varla, browncoat, Ummah Gummah, G. Fox, and TrickleUpPolitics. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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