Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New York Elections Board Misses Deadline To Send Absentee Ballot To Military Overseas

Melanie Morgan posted about this outrage from the New York Daily News.
The Board of Elections is facing another "royal screwup" - this time for failing to ship absentee ballots to New York troops serving overseas.

"Our troops sacrifice their lives to protect our freedoms. They should never, ever be
denied the right to vote," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, who pushed a 2009 law establishing deadlines for mailing absentee ballots.

New York election officials were required to ship the ballots to U.S. citizens living overseas by Sept. 17. Because New York primaries were held Sept. 14, the feds granted local officials an extension until Oct. 1.

Several New York counties blew past the extension - including the city's five boroughs.

Schumer urged election officials to rush delivery of the ballots to ensure that military votes are counted.

"Put these ballots on the next plane to Afghanistan," Schumer demanded. "There is absolutely no excuse for failing to get this done."
Well, for once I actually agree with Schumer the ambulance chaser from Brooklyn.

And where is the Justice Department, who are supposed to enforce the MOVE Act? Oh right, they're too busy dropping cases against the New Black Panthers and seeking to take over trials of Islamic terrorists from the military, which is why they're known around here as the InJustice Department.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"New York election officials were required to ship the ballots to U.S. citizens living overseas by Sept. 17. Because New York primaries were held Sept. 14, the feds granted local officials an extension until Oct. 1."

This makes it sound as if they shipped out the ballots after the primaries. Did they not to get to vote in the primaries?
I agree I think this is the first time I have agreed with Chuck Smarmy Schumer