What the hell’s wrong with you Wisconsinites that you allow the Government Accountability Board (GAB), a supposedly neutral government agency, to act in a blatantly partisan manner to further the objectives of the Democrat Party and disenfranchise your overseas military personnel in a presidential election?
Your service men and women’s votes should be counted first. They are fighting to preserve your freedom, liberties, and right to vote; and they, more than anybody else in your state, deserve to vote. NEVER, EVER should they be disenfranchised from the voting process?
In fact, no state should be allowed to submit its vote totals until its precious military votes are in and counted, and that goes doubly for Michigan, Mississippi, and Vermont where similar complaints have been filed with state election officials.
Wisconsin is a battleground state in this year’s presidential election, and could play a role in determining who wins the presidency. According to GAB data, 6,496 military and permanent overseas voter absentee ballots were counted in the 2008 presidential election.
“[T]he 2008 presidential election was a disaster for military voters. Thousands of them were disenfranchised when their absentee ballots were sent to wrong addresses, lost in the mail or mailed too close to the election for the ballot to be returned. To make matters worse, thousands of ballots were rejected by local election officials because the ballot – through no fault of the military voter – arrived after the election deadline.”
Don’t allow what happened in 2008 to happen again! Replace the partisan hacks on the GAB with people who will adhere to the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act and send out the absentee ballots to overseas and military voters on time.
For more on the story, see “Romney campaign sues over absentee ballots in Wisconsin,” “Military voters soon to be disenfranchised – again,” and “Elections board won’t seek deadline extension for military voters.”