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Monday, October 11, 2010

NO Ballot for you!.. and other things.

Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, or the MOE act, was meant to ensure that military servicemen and women overseas would get their ballots in time, for them to make a vote and send them back to their respective districts. This was in reaction to incidents in the 2008 election when military voters did not receive their ballots on time or not at all. The lead time for the receipt of the ballot to the election was to be 45 days prior to a election, one would think that 45 days would be enough time for any district, state or county to print and send off the ballots to troops overseas.
Think again.
In late September, the Military Voter Protection Project, made the charge that Maryland, and several other states were not processing the ballots out to the troops , in a timely manner.
The Department of justice, for all intents and purposes at the time did not to be overly Interested in enforcing this law.
Now it seems that the empire state of New York, its self is in the middle of this fray,as it has been accused of not sending out ballots in time also.

Elections officials were originally supposed to ship the ballots to troops by Sept. 17. Because New York primaries were held Sept. 14, the federal government granted local officials an extension until Oct. 1.

But the state Board of Elections last week informed the Department of Defense that officials in New York City, Westchester, Putnam, Erie and Niagara Counties had failed to send the ballots by the Oct. 1 deadline.

One bright light in this is that as of today the DOJ is expected to take legal action against New York over this violation of the the act.
About time.

In other news.
FEMA has denied the state of Texas request for federal aid in the wake of flooding caused by hurricane Hermine. One has to wonder Why?
given that many states and counties have revived aid for far less, hell locally we got federal aid for flash floods from heavy rains last month.

IT seems that Obama and the Dems are trying to make the claim that the GOP through the Chamber of Commerce, is receiving foreign funds, that are meant to buy influence among republicans running for office.
Curious, It was not that long ago accusations and evidence of the same was rife concerning the Obama Campaigns online funds receipts.

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