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Monday, October 27, 2008

Breaking...OBAMA supporters Brain Moran and Creigh Deeds refuse to defend rights of citizen soldiers to vote

Posted by MAXIMUS

What do these three Democrats have in common: Delegate Brian Moran, Terry McAuliffe, Senator Creigh Deeds?

All three have REFUSED to speak out in favor of Attorney General Bob McDonnell's decision that the votes of Virginia's citizen soldiers can be counted in the election. Further,
Delegate Brian Moran, Senator Creigh Deeds, and Terry, "Hello My Honey, Hello My Baby, Hello My Ragtime Gal" McAuliffe all want to be the next governor of Virginia.

All three of these Democrats are keeping silent on this issue because they don't want the military ballots counted because they will go against Barack H. Obama close to 64% for McCain to 36% for B.H. Obama. What a way for the Democrats to start off their campaign for Governor!

Read what Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has to say on the subject below:

Fairfax- Attorney General Bob McDonnell released a formal opinion today concluding that federal absentee ballots from overseas military voters lacking the printed name and address of a witness must be counted. The opinion affirms that federal law preempts state law, thus clarifying the state and federal statutes regarding the issue. The confusion centered over whether a state law requiring a witness’s printed name and address controls federal absentee ballots or the federal law governs this issue. The opinion was requested by Delegate Bill Janis (R-Henrico) and is attached to this release.

In the formal opinion the Attorney General finds, “It is…. my opinion that the applicable provision of Virginia law, § 24.2-702.1(B), interpreted to require an overseas military voter submitting only a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot to include the printed name and address of the person who signs the witness statement is preempted by the provisions of the (federal) Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Finally, it is my opinion that general registrars may not reject a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot submitted by overseas military voters for the November 4, 2008 federal election that does not include a printed name and address for the person who signs the witness statement…..”

Approximately 100 Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots have been set aside in Fairfax County pending a legal conclusion regarding the discrepancy between state and federal law. Additional Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots may also have been received in other jurisdictions. The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot is most commonly used by members of the military who are stationed overseas and have not received a state absentee ballot. It is a means by which service members can be guaranteed a vote in federal elections.

A copy of this formal opinion was provided to the State Board of Elections this afternoon.

1 comment:

Alter of Freedom said...

I am not sure why this surprises anyone. The Democrat Party of today is not the one on the national level we equate with such Democrats like Robb, Wilder and the like. I think we all should remember how Obama was handed the delegates from Michigan and Florida in the Primary that points to the Party no longer really caring about every vote really being counted. They care solely about power and what will in the end deliver that power. In this case, blocking overseas ballots is a means to a end regarding that fight for power. Those votes could stand in their way of securing such power and therefore they will remain silent on the issue as long as We the People allow them to do so.
We have a clear choice regardless on next Tuesdays result in 2009. Deeds, Moran, nor MacCuliffe deserve the honor of representing the Commonwealth as Governor, but the State GOP needs to bankroll a better ground game than the one implemented by McCain in the Commonwealth to ensure McDonnell wins.