The same DOJ… which has protected the New Black Panthers has decided to overlook a new law which protects our military’s right to vote. The Move Act, which took effect last year, protected our overseas soldiers opportunity to cast ballots in time to be counted. Two former DOJ attorneys have made public that states are being encouraged to ignore the law.
Our soldiers are fighting away from home and their families, in unbearable heat, putting their lives on the line every day to provide us with the freedom to vote yet in the 2006 elections 70% of their ballots were not recorded. In 2008 100,000 were lost. Schumer(D) promised an investigation.
Cornyn(R): “Military voters have been disenfranchised for decades, and last year Congress acted. But according to recent information, the Department of Justice has expressed reluctance to protect the civil rights of military voters under the new law. All our men and women in uniform deserve a chance to vote this November, and the Obama administration bears responsibility for ensuring that they have it. For far too long in this country, we have failed to adequately protect the right of our troops and their families to participate in our democratic process. The MOVE Act was supposed to end this sad history. The right to participate in democratic elections is fundamental to the American experience.”
According to the meeting’s minutes, obtained by FoxNews.com, Wertz also said “that the DOJ is working to find effective ways to disseminate any information guidance that can help states with different questions about MOVE interpretation. She invited questions and dialogue from states, and said that litigation is always the last resort.” Rebecca Wertz is deputy chief of the DOJ’s voting section.
That is straight from the DOJ, once again not in compliance with the law. The elected officials decide the terms of the war for which our military is putting their lives on the line but not allowing them to vote. Once again the ruling class is blocking the wishes of the people. In 2012 which will be the larger voting sector, illegals or military?