Initally reported here. Military voters are being pushed out.
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VA: Military absentee ballots going AWOL in 2012
By Kenric Ward, Virginia Watchdog
FREDERICKSBURG — A 92 percent drop in absentee-ballot requests by
military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is
failing to carry out a federal voting law.
With only 1,746 military voters in Virginia requesting absentee
ballots so far this year — out of 126,251 service members in the state
—the Military Voter Protection Project says the system has broken down.
And it’s not just in the Old Dominion.
MVPP Executive Director Eric Eversole reports significant declines in
absentee-ballot requests by service members across the nation.
Compiling data from Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois,
Ohio, Alaska, Colorado and Nevada, Eversole’s organization found that
military families have requested 55,510 absentee ballots so far this
year. That’s a sharp decline from the 166,252 sought in those states in