MILITARY VOTING NEWS

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.

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ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Support of Arizona Voting Integrity Policy

Arizona, like every other State, has adopted rules to promote the order and integrity of its elections. At issue here are two such provisions: an “out-of-precinct policy,” which does not count provisional ballots cast in person on Election Day outside of the voter’s designated precinct, and a “ballot-collection law,” known as H.B. 2023, which permits only certain persons (i.e., family and household members, caregivers, mail carriers, and elections officials) to handle another person’s completed early ballot. A majority of States require in-precinct voting, and about twenty States limit ballot collection.

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.

House members propose changes to improve military voting procedures

A group of House Members has introduced the Counting All Military Votes Act to ensure all military overseas ballots are expedited to ensure timely receipt by the military voter and delivery to home voting locations. The bill currently has 25 original co-sponsors, including many retired military members. So far, no House Democrats have signed on. You may view the list of cosponsors here, and if your Member of Congress is not on it, you should pick up your phone and encourage them to pick up their pen.