MILITARY VOTING NEWS AND PMV ACTIONS

Military Voting in the News

Army spouse: the practical realities of overseas military voting must be simplified

Military voting is of critical importance to Armed Forces command. But like any bureaucracy, execution can be overly cumbersome and confusing. Army spouse Tracey Miller examines the complexities of military voting (from personal experience) noting that instructions like, “fold this piece of paper and make it into an envelope” are confusing and serve as a barrier to military voting. Our service members shouldn’t have to haul around scissors, tape and extra paper in election years.

Military votes could be key in Georgia’s January 5th Senate runoffs

The United States Senate, and perhaps our very Constitutional liberties, depends on the outcome of the Georgia Senate elections — unique in that the state’s two Senate seats are in play at the same time. The Georgia Secretary of State is currently sending out absentee ballots to Georgia residents posted in the military overseas, or at other US bases. We encourage all Georgian members of the Armed Forces to complete and return their absentee ballots as soon as they are received.

How Absentee Voting for US Troops Won the Civil War and Ended Slavery

We found this wonderful historical story about soldiers’ votes tipping the 1864 election to Lincoln when Democrats were ready to give in to the Confederacy. The win resulted in freedom for America’s slaves and the preservation of the Union after Lincoln’s Secretary of War devised the first plan for military absentee voting. At ACRU, we are as passionate about the sanctity of military vote as was Sec. Stanton. You CAN help … we hope you will visit our Protect Military Votes website to find out how.

A General’s analysis of the dangers of mail-in voting

Leave it to an Army general to analyze, summarize and finalize the dangers of mail-only voting, succinctly, using data, and then give marching orders to the concerned. In a letter to the North Carolina Pilot, Lt. Gen. Marvin Covault (ret.) uses years of experience and all three of his stars to recognize that mail-only voting is the enemy of vote integrity.

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) posts and Tweets ACRU President Lori Roman’s recent oped “If You Can Go to the Grocery Store, You Can Go to the Polls” and helps ACRU’s message go viral!

"America has resources and institutional knowledge to make in-person voting work. There is no reason for American legislators to run scared. It is time to renew our commitment to free, fair, and secure in-person elections." Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) quotes ACRUs recent oped on the dangers of mail-only voting, and why it is unnecessary.

Press Releases and Letters

Press Release: Allen West — Intolerance Leads to Cultural Suicide

May 10th, 2022|

Have you ever wondered which group is the most “extreme political organization in the United States?” Perhaps the Ku Klux Klan? How about Antifa? Maybe the Weather Underground? Or what about the Westboro Baptist Church crowd? Nope. According to President Joe Biden, the most extreme political organization is “those MAGA people.”

ACRU’s Ken Blackwell chairs the America First Policy Institute’s Center for Election Integrity in Cooperative Effort to Protect America’s Election System

August 22nd, 2021|

The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) announced today that ACRU Policy Board Member and former Ohio Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, is chairing the America First Policy Institute's Center for Election Integrity in a cooperative effort to encourage citizen involvement in protecting American elections.

ACRU calls on Pennsylvania to Protect Military Votes in the Presidential Election

November 7th, 2020|

The American Constitutional Rights Union calls upon the State of Pennsylvania to demonstrate their honor and respect for the U.S. Armed Services by ensuring that they adhere to the deadlines set by the state which guarantees that Pennsylvania servicemen and women will have their ballots counted if received by November 10, 2020 at 5pm EST. Https://www.fvap.gov/guide/chapter2/pennsylvania.

Initiative to Protect Military Votes Launched

February 24th, 2020|

One in six U.S. military voters didn't vote because their absentee ballot arrived late or not at all, a statistic a non-profit committed to protecting military voting rights has labeled an “unconscionable irony.”

Initiative to Protect Military Votes Launched

February 18th, 2020|

American Constitutional Rights Union launches project to protect military voters whose votes may be suppressed or mishandled by local officials. One in six U.S. military voters didn't vote because their absentee ballot arrived late or not at all, a statistic a non-profit committed to protecting military voting rights has labeled an “unconscionable irony.”