Monday, September 10, 2012

Voter Rights - #4200 - Pentagon Fails to Comply With Law to Help Overseas Soldiers Vote - Watchdog says - Washington Guardian (2) How Voter Fraud Threatens Your Rights - Blaze Report (3) Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People - Redstate

With another election lurking around the corner, the Pentagon is getting a bad review for its efforts to comply with a new law designed to make it easier for overseas military personnel to cast their ballots. The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act was passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama and was supposed to make it easier for service people deployed overseas and U.S. citizens living abroad to cast ballots back in their home states. One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone. But the Pentagon’s inspector general, the military’s internal watchdog, reported Tuesday it got a disappointing result when it tried to locate such voting assistance offices on each installation earlier this year. “Results were clear. Our attempts to contact IVAOs failed about 50 percent of the time,” the inspector general reported. “We concluded the Services had not established all the IVAOs as intended by the MOVE Act because, among other issues, the funding was not available.” The Pentagon estimates it could cost $15 million to $20 million a year to create all the offices required by the law.  Read more........

Blaze Report: How Voter Fraud Threatens Your Rights - Editor’s note: Every issue of TheBlaze Magazine brings you exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else — online or in print — not even on TheBlaze.com. The magazine’s stories, research and special reports are reserved for subscribers to the print edition (and, yes, there is a digital version of the magazine, too), which is created by the same team that brings you TheBlaze.com. Below is an excerpt from our powerful cover story, “Threatening Your Vote,” by Madeleine Morgenstern. Madeleine explores how voter fraud threatens the rights of every citizen, yet the government and media blast those who dare to protect our electoral system. So what can Americans do? Stand up. The integrity of our electoral system and the voices of millions of Americans are at stake when governments, political parties, media and activists won’t crack down on fraud, abuse and outright cheating at the polls—and berate those who dare to stand up. A new movement of concerned voters, epitomized by the grassroots organization True the Vote, is taking the fight to the corrupt by appealing to ordinary citizens’ common sense. With miserable unemployment numbers, crushing national debt and the battle over health care still raging, it’s difficult to overstate the importance that the results this fall’s election will have. But what happens if this most sacred of civic duties is compromised? What happens if there are people out there working to corrupt the system for their own personal gain?  Read more........

Colorado Counties Have More Voters Than People - Redstate - A review of voter registration data for ten counties in Colorado details a pattern of voter bloat inflating registration rolls to numbers larger than the total voting age population. Using publicly available voter data and comparing it to U.S. Census records reveals the ten counties having a total registration ranging between 104 to 140 percent of the respective populations.  Read more........

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