January 26, 2013
Obama's Fault !!! 13.8% of Overseas Military Couldn’t Vote in 2012
13.8% of Overseas Military Couldn’t Vote in 2012....1-in-5 did not receive ballot
The absentee voting process has improved in recent years, but many service members and their families still face hurdles in casting their ballots, according to a new report from the Overseas Vote Foundation.
The foundation found that compared to overseas civilians, a higher percentage of military voters — 13.8 percent — tried to vote but could not finish the process, compared to 11.2 percent of civilians with the same problem, based on an OVF post-election survey of overseas citizens and military personnel and their family members, as well as local election officials.
But overall, there have been improvements in the voting experience for overseas military and citizen voters since the passage of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act in 2009. The 2012 election is the first presidential election and first full-fledged test of the impact of the MOVE Act.
“While we acknowledge the tremendous progress and positive trends now visible, continued improvements can still be realized,” the report stated.
More than one-fifth of military voters, 21.6 percent, did not receive their ballots, while 17 percent of overseas civilians did not receive them. That rate represents an improvement: 27.5 percent of military voters and 22 percent of civilian voters surveyed by OVF after the 2008 election didn’t get their ballots.
Military voters also were more likely than civilian voters to report getting their ballots late. Just over 4 percent of military voters got their ballots after Nov. 1, compared to 2.6 percent of civilian voters.
Wild Thing's comment...................
Remember the lawsuit that Obama had going to stop the votes from our military? I will never forget what he did!
Posted by Wild Thing at January 26, 2013 02:55 AM
If the military had a Commander-in-Chief, he would be outraged his troops were denied their right to vote.
Posted by: BobF at January 26, 2013 07:22 AM