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Count every vote?

Once again this year, the real voter disenfranchisement story is the U.S. military.

The votes of at least 1 in 4 U.S. soldiers and overseas voters in last fall's election never were counted.
This disenfranchisement rate was a bit better than that of the 2000 presidential election, where widespread voting and mail glitches left about 29 percent of the ballots uncounted.

Remember this the next time you hear Barbara Boxer or Jesse Jackson caterwauling that people were "disenfranchised" because they had to wait in a long line, or were felons, or failed to present the proper ID.


I'm not sure why they don't all just vote at whatever base/ship they are on and the ballots counted that way. Wouldn't that be simpler than all the troops voting by mail?

Someone ought to tip off Charlie Rangel as he is always saying that the US armed forces are made up of minorities.

Seems to be tailor-made for Charlie, don't you think?

Put me down as one of those people that cares about any voting irregularities, regardless of who's casting the vote.

I'm with Roger. Everybody should be able to vote and everybody who votes should have their vote counted.

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