Will soldiers’ votes effect elections?

September 28, 2010 05:03

“There is no doubt that military absentee ballots can absolutely define who wins and loses. That was certainly the case in 2000 in Florida with the presidential election,” he said. “And the one thing that we’ve seen thus far in the election cycle is that there are a lot of close races and there are going to be a lot of close races. And these votes, in fact, could make the difference in a lot of these House and Senate races.”

One thing to be on the look out for this election cycle is whether the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) — passed in 2009 with the goal of making it easier for soldiers and military personnel stationed overseas to have their vote counted — actually increases the number of military votes and has an effect on the midterm elections.
Eric Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project and former litigation attorney in the voting section of the U.S. Department of Justice, is not pleased with this development. Eversole told The Daily Caller that it is imperative for every military vote to be counted and it is unconscionable that the Department of Justice did not demand that every state comply with the MOVE Act.


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