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AEC1
05-19-2009, 5:08 PM
I am reading an article in Navy Times right now. There is a new study that shows an average of 28 percent of military absentee ballots in the 2008 were not counted. I cant find an online link right now, but when I do it will be posted. Chuck Schumer says "this is troubling"...

tankerman
05-19-2009, 5:20 PM
I am reading an article in Navy Times right now. There is a new study that shows an average of 28 percent of military absentee ballots in the 2008 were not counted. I cant find an online link right now, but when I do it will be posted. Chuck Schumer says "this is satisfying"...Fixed it for you.

Fjold
05-19-2009, 5:33 PM
In 1980 I was in the Navy and I wasn't allowed to vote during the Presidential election.

We went to sea before the absentee ballots were mailed out from California and I came back from deployment the day after the election.

Matt C
05-19-2009, 5:34 PM
It's pretty hard to vote if you are Active Duty and out of state, at least that's my experience. No conspiracy, just timing issues.

scc1909
05-19-2009, 5:36 PM
Only 28% not counted?

Heck, when I was in OTS in 1981 I was told that officers should not vote...and almost none did the first 8 or 10 years I was in the AF.

DDT
05-19-2009, 6:06 PM
Fixed it for you.

Actually I think it was right the first time. I suspect he was hoping for only 28% counting so the fact that 72% were counted is VERY troubling to him.

AEC1
05-19-2009, 6:14 PM
They were not counted because they WOULD change the election. I would bet the military votes 70-80% consevative...

AEC1
05-19-2009, 6:19 PM
http://www.theithacajournal.com/article/20090513/NEWS10/90513043/1124/
http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2009/05/military_absenteevoting_051309w/

First link just cites NY sate, second nation wide....