Thursday, July 29, 2010

DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act For Voters in Military

Not doing everything reasonable to ensure the rights of our soldiers, who are risking their lives to ensure our rights and security, the fundamental right to vote is shameful. Intentionally hindering/blocking/stalling reasonable measures meant to ensure that right is truly awful.

"The Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote, according to two former DOJ attorneys who say states are being encouraged to use waivers to bypass the new federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

The MOVE Act, enacted last October, ensures that servicemen and women serving overseas have ample time to get in their absentee ballots. The result of the DOJ's alleged inaction in enforcing the act, say Eric Eversole and J. Christian Adams — both former litigation attorneys for the DOJ’s Voting Section — could be that thousands of soldiers' ballots will arrive too late to be counted.

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