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Military Absentee Ballots Possibly Destroyed in Crash

Absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military in Afghanistan may have been burned in a transport plane crash at Shindad Air Base Oct. 19, according to the Associated Press.

From the piece:

Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.

But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been destroyed in the crash and fire.

It goes without saying that these are likely mostly to be Romney supporters. I would imagine that now they won’t be voting.

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16 Responses to Military Absentee Ballots Possibly Destroyed in Crash

  1. What is the one zip code for all those ballots that were destroyed? Ohio or Wisconsin?

    Why is it that most of America votes electronically but our military are relegated to filling out paper ballots? Americans can bank on-line but we can’t manage to secure a link for our military to cast a vote for the commander in chief of their choice. This stinks to high heaven.

    • Agreed. If I can use a red crayon to write a legal, binding Last Will on a piece of scrap paper leaving my entire jillion dollar estate to my cat, Fluffy, or transfer my ill-gotten gains from one money-laundering safe haven to another with a click on my PC, then the modern military can find a modern way to insure that every G.I. can cast their vote and make it count.

  2. I saw that well they know they couldn’t count on the military vote. I’m anxious
    to see how fast the get replacements sent Nov 15th when the Benghazi
    hearings start

  3. Hello, Joint Chiefs? Where the s__t is the Military Leadership and DOD? The LEAST they should be able to do is guarantee the vote of the troops.
    So the luddite paper ballots are missing – Note to General Whoever: send more. Should’ve been a done deal.
    What do these guys do when they’re not truckling to the o and the dems?

    • LOL! “DOD” or “Military leadership”? (those Flag Officer a##-holes who run the JCS?)… they are SOOO ‘politcally correct’ nowadays it is pathetic

    • 25 Years in the USN and I’m convinced not one of my votes ever got counted. Not that my vote would have mattered since I was voting as a resident of Westchester County, NY, but it sure would have been nice to have a warm and fuzzy that my check in the box was noticed, even for a millisecond.

      I know from experience (admittedly dated by about 5 years) that encouraging and helping military members to vote was, for the most part, just a check in the box for commands. They made it available, but didn’t push it.

      It’s all lip service.

      Oh, and as far as the flags and general officers go, there are most definitely some excellent ones out there, usually the closer you get to the fight, the better they are. The others? Well, their answer to your question would be, “What’s in it for ME?”