You owe it to yourself to vote today, because not everyone has that privilege. For example, the members of the military who make free elections possible are often prevented from voting. The latest outrage:
A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov. 6.
One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.
All Republicans. What a coincidence.
“We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense (DoD) to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service members, which we believe could result in the imminent disenfranchisement of thousands,” the letter stated.
Mail redirection in the military can take between 14 to 50 days, meaning a ballot could reach the voter possibly more than a month after ballots have to be mailed back in order to be counted. The Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) identified problems with the system after the 2010 election, but hasn’t implemented changes.
That’s because the MPSA falls under the Department of Defense, which in turn falls under Barack Hussein Obama — who obviously won’t be getting many votes from the heroes who defend our country against the Muslims and authoritarian collectivists with whom he identifies.
The senators advised Panetta to create a centralized mail redirection system and modernize military mail delivery.
Here’s a more likely way to get military votes counted. Send out ballots that only list Democrats. Obama’s bureaucrats would be certain to get them processed in time.
Alternatively, we could replace Obama with an honest man likely to restore the integrity of elections.
On tips from DaddyOD, Bob Roberts, and J.