Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Illinois: Count all the military ballots!

The MOVE Act requires states to mail absentee ballots to members our military 45 days before Election Day. In Illinois, 35 counties didn't do that, and one county mailed its ballots twenty days late.

The US Justice Department, you know, the Obama Justice Department, gave Illinois "a pass" in enforcing MOVE Act. I don't get it either, except that our troops tend to vote Republican.

Illinois was given one extra day by Justice for mail-in ballots to be received from our soldiers and sailors. One extra day. These men and women are putting their lives on the line for our freedom.

The GOP had a terrific Election Day in the Land of Lincoln, winning a US Senate seat and at least three House seats. In the governor's race, with 99 percent of precincts counted, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn leads Republican challenger Bill Brady by 10,000 votes.

As the Democrats repeated ad nauseam is  during the 2000 Florida recount, "We need to count all the votes."

And that includes all of the military votes.

Pat Quinn has been a staunch supporter of Illinois troops, going back to his day as lieutenant governor, something I've complimented him on more than once.

Time to support them again, governor.

One extra day?

Related posts:

The Chicago Way and the military vote

Obama limps into Chicago--and a report from the conference call with IL GOP chairman Pat Brady

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