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UPDATE:You're in the Military? Then you MAY OR MAY NOT get to vote. 
27th-Aug-2010 10:21 am
A little background

You're in the military? Then you may or may not get to vote. And the Justice Department, which is supposed to enforce the law, is wondering whether they should do anything about it. Twelve States have decided that they don't want to comply with laws that would allow military ballots enough time to get back and be counted in an election.

The point?

1. If you are in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, and the District of Columbia, call your state government and read them the riot act for deciding to disenfranchise military people.

2. In or not, the DOJ should be on this case, not hesitating. Citizens can reach FVAP and tell them to deny all waiver requests at 800-438-8683 or vote@fvap.gov. Citizens can petition the DOJ and tell them both to recommend against granting the waivers and to sue states who submitted them at (202) 307-2767 or rebecca.j.wertz@usdoj.gov.

Let's get moving!

That was the background. Here's the result:

UPDATE: It looks like we failed, here: Pentagon Grants Five States Waivers from MOVE Act:

if you are an overseas servicemember from Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington, the protections in the MOVE Act aren’t going to apply to you this year. And if you are from one of the states who still aren’t in compliance with MOVE — like Colorado, Wisconsin, or Alaska — don’t be surprised if you get scant help from Attorney General Eric Holder.

To sum up: the sooner you get this regime OUT OF OFFICE, the sooner you get to reverse its terrible policies. Your vote this November counts.
13th-Aug-2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
OT... did you get my Facebook friending request? I am about to close a redundant Facebook page (I found out that I had managed to start two last year, without realizing it) and you are apparently the last friend who has not complied.
15th-Aug-2010 01:21 am (UTC)
replied. Sorry to be so late: running a little fast at the moment.
14th-Aug-2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh for fuck's sake: even Lincoln, with the Civil War at its height and every chance that the soldiers would vote for the party which would end the war and bring them home, was better than this in the 1860s.

Come on, Democrats - I thought you were supposed to END fail like this.
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