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Americans want their soldiers to vote. But often they can’t. Despite absentee balloting, military personnel deployed overseas often just cannot participate in elections. Read the rest at The Washington Post
The Obama Justice Department ignored voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia but sued Texas and threatened other states that require photo ID to vote, alleging such a requirement amounted to voter suppression. Read the rest at The San Diego Tribune
After years of accusing states of voter suppression, the Center for American Progress, citing election security, wants to make voting tougher for Americans serving overseas in the military. Read the article at The Washington Times
Voting experts are expecting a huge wave of military absentee ballots this year. The 184,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have a lot at stake in the vote to choose their next commander-in-chief. The mechanics of military voting are better than they used to be. But "better" doesn't always cut it for troops in war