Group finds soldier voting obstructions in 7 more states

September 30, 2010 08:59

Military Voter Protection (MVP) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder listing what it says are violations of the federal MOVE Act in two states and in multiple counties in five other states. –

By Jana Winter at


And it suggests that a lawsuit the MVP Project filed last week against the state of Maryland could be just the first of many court actions.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas,) who co-sponsored the MOVE Act, said:

“The information gathered by the MVP Project confirms the worst — that many counties and cities across the nation have failed to comply with the MOVE Act’s 45-day standard.  I have a hard time squaring this disturbing fact with the rosy assurances given to me by the DOJ.  There is now clear, public evidence that federal law is being violated in a way that could lead to massive disenfranchisement of our men and women in uniform.  The DoJ has no excuse but to take immediate action against these jurisdictions — each day of delay puts military voting rights at greater risk.”


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