Left Wants Restrictions on Military Voting

2018 February 14
by bc3b

For years the left has done everything in its power to batter against laws intended to reduce voter fraud. It has declared that requiring voter ID is racissst. It has fought efforts to purge deceased people and non-citizens from voter rolls. It has opposed  crackdowns on people registered to vote in multiple states.

Now the Center for American Progress is proposing new restrictions designed to disenfranchise military men and women serving overseas.

After years of accusing states of voter suppression, the Center for American Progress, citing election security, wants to make voting tougher for Americans serving overseas in the military.

The left-wing public policy group issued a report Monday, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cybermeddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax.

One state that allows such vote casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to “prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from returning voted ballots electronically.”

“Regardless of the state’s secure ballot return system for electronically voted ballots, we recommend that all voted ballots be returned by mail or delivered in person,” said the 245-page report.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams defended the practice, saying the state has incorporated safeguards to protect the integrity of ballots cast by military personnel living overseas.

“Regardless of the state’s secure ballot return system for electronically voted ballots, we recommend that all voted ballots be returned by mail or delivered in person,” said the 245-page report.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams defended the practice, saying the state has incorporated safeguards to protect the integrity of ballots cast by military personnel living overseas.

“They don’t believe someone who works on a submarine should be allowed to vote. We do,” the Republican said in a statement.

This is not totally new. Democratic city and county clerks have done a lot of thinks to suppress the military vote – from delays in sending ballots to not counting military ballots once they are received.

More evidence how the left (e.g. Democrats) hate the military and middle class Americans.

Hat tip: Washington Times 

Guess which one the Democrats want to prevent from voting.

9 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 February 14 7:55 am
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    justrand permalink

    I like Heinlein’s concept from ‘Starship Troopers’: ONLY military veterans are allowed to vote!

  2. 2018 February 14 8:07 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The GOP has so much ammunition to use against the Dems. If they only have the courage to use it.

  3. 2018 February 14 8:46 am
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    Let us hope he has the balls to do so.

  4. 2018 February 14 9:06 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    IP,

    He’s setting them up yet again. Presidents from the founding has used trial balloons on proposals to gauge resistance. Trump has weaponized the process. He has put the Dims in a ‘damned you do, damned you don’t’ vice.

    MAGA

  5. 2018 February 14 9:09 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well there is an untold story about military votes. In many cases overseas votes of all flavors don’t get counted at all if the voting is not close. Or they are treated as provisional ballots that are counted last, maybe. The treatment depends on the State.

    So CAP carping their little issue is a pimple on a bigger boil in my book.

  6. 2018 February 14 9:50 am
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    justrand permalink

    it was unintentionally hilarious the other day when little Chuckie Schumer said this in the Senate:

    Now is NOT the time for a Comprehensive Immigration Bill…now is the time for a Skinny Bill”

    For at least the last 15 years, the Democrats have SCREEEEECHED that ONLY a “Comprehensive Immigration Bill” would be acceptable. EVERY Bill that attempted to fix ANY aspect of Immigration was shouted down, because it wasn’t Comprehensive.

    Trump gave them his parameters…he needs to stand firm.

  7. 2018 February 14 10:02 am
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    gnqanq permalink

    This is for bc3b.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/963637937996001280.html

    Trump showing who is really for the American people.

  8. 2018 February 14 11:27 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    7,

    Was too good not to steal. Its now a post.

  9. 2018 February 14 1:39 pm
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    Course they do…meanwhile… it’s open season letting illegals vote.

    2 – Why would they though, seems most of them share the same agenda.

    5 – yup in some states if it ain’t close they don’t even bother.

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