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Illinois To Its Military Voters: Drop Dead

By Wyatt Earp | October 14, 2010

Welcome to Chicago. This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide.

The Illinois Board of Elections is claiming that not all of the state’s overseas absentee ballots were sent out before the deadline. As a result, many of the state’s overseas voters – especially military personnel – may not have their ballots counted. The irony, of course, is that while these brave men and women are overseas fighting for our rights, they may lose this country’s most basic right because of a clerical error.

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law.

Cris Cray, Director of Legislation at the Illinois State Board of Elections, says not all of Illinois’ 110 jurisdictions were compliant with the 2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE). The law requires every state to mail their absentee ballots 45 days prior to Election Day to overseas troops, government employees and other Americans who want to vote from abroad.

Cray said it’s possible the ballots may not be counted because the state was tardy in sending them out.

Whether this is a grand conspiracy or a terrible mistake, one thing is for sure: the Prairie State’s military personnel deserve much better than this.

Topics: Politics, The Troops | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “Illinois To Its Military Voters: Drop Dead”

  1. Aaron Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 1:54 pm


  2. realwest Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Indeed – but there’s a “reason” for this – Progressives (formerly know as Democrats) fear military voters because they fear that Military voters will vote (*gasp* Repuplican!!
    NYS has done the same thing; even after getting a waiver from Feds once already, the Democratic controlled State government of NY STILL won’t get the overseas ballots out to the Troops.

  3. AJ Lynch Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 2:38 pm


    After the hanging chad, ballot design fiasco in Florida in 2000, our elected officials promised to fix all voting problems across the entire country. That was ten years ago and I am sure they kept their promise by now. So I don’t believe this story can be true [snark].

  4. Fenway_Nation Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Similar situation in New York where they were able to mail off ballots from all jurisditcions before the October 1st deadline, save for four counties and one city-

    Niargara and Erie Counties upstate (Buffalo and suburbs), Putnam and Westchester (Northern NYC suburbs) and the one city….Oh….that would be New York City.

    In both IL and NY, these are more or less top-to-bottom Dem controlled institutions……

  5. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Just more Illinois (read Chicago) thug politics. Saul Alinsky showing the way from hell to the socialists.

    …..and people ask if I miss Chicago.

    God Save US…………

  6. kaveman Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Clerical error my ass.

  7. centaur Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Yep. The particualr county (I’ve seen) admit to this is St. Clair, home to Scott Air Fiorce base down state (by St. Louis) with some 1,100 absentee ballots going out late. How much did Franken win by again up in Minn.?

  8. Earl Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I am very sure that those states that don’t allow their service members overseas to vote are really not a democracy — nor a republic and they are thumbing their nose at the maybe half a percentage point of eligible voters – if prisoners could vote maybe the Democrats would allow serving service members to vote. Yeah, we know Chicago was crooked, now all of Illinois, too.

  9. Jon Brooks Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    No mistake at all. Thats just what those scumbuckets do.
    i also suspect the NBP scumbags will be back at the Philly voting places, because didnt the judge say they had to stay away from the polls for a year? Well its been two years so that means they are free to do it again.

  10. Rick Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I am not surprised.This is the land of Al Capone,Richard Daley and Barack Obama,

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Aaron – Every time they turn around, Democrats are trying to screw them out of their vote.

    Real – Governor Paterson would have to be blind to not see the idiocy here. Heh.

    AJ – There are still problems with many ballots in the country. Not that anyone wants to fix them.

    Fenway – And most of the time, who is perpetuating the voter fraud? Democrats. If they were so sure their policies were great, they wouldn’t need to cheat.

    LDIV – You probably miss deep dish pizza, but that’s it.

    Kaveman – And what recourse do the troops have? None.

    Centaur – I think a “trunk full” of ballots.

    Earl – And it is getting worse there. Who knew that was possible?

    Jon – And they will never be prosecuted by the DOJ.

    Rick – And soon, Rahm Emanuel.

  12. Ladi Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Did you catch this extra-special dollop of Illinois voting fun?

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Ladi – Oh, that’s a riot!

  14. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Update from Big Government:

  15. Jim Ramsey Says:
    October 18th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Didn’t a famous Socialist say, ” It doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.” Isn’t this just an extension of that philosophy, only on the front end?