Hat tip Breitbart.com and Atlas Shrugs
This sounds like shades of the 2000 Florida election re-count when Democrats were pulling every trick in the book to get military absentee ballots thrown out-and largely succeeded. Now, as the Justice Department is suing various states to strike down voter ID laws (so dead folks, convicted felons and illegal aliens can vote early and often), the Obama campaign and the Democratic party is fighting an Ohio measure that gives military personnel three extra days to get their ballots in. Breitbart.com has the report.
"Why would they do that?" you ask. Simple. Just as in 2000, the Dems know that the overwhelming majority of the military vote for the Republicans.
But there is more. Pam Geller at Atlas Shrugs has been writing for some time on the activities of Lema Bashir, who, in her position at the Department of Justice, was reportedly in the middle of a 2008 snafu in which military personnel from Virginia did not get their ballots in time for the election as well as a similar snafu in the 2010 elections.
Regarding Lema Bashir, when I queried the DOJ Civil Rights web site and punched in her name, I got two responses: The first was a 2008 document referring to the 2008 Virginia issue, and the second was a 2010 document pertaining to the 2010 absentee ballot issue-specifically as to Wisconsin. In both cases, Bashir is listed as a DOJ trial attorney. (Bashir was evidently employed at DOJ prior to the election of President Obama.)
Maybe that is all just a coincidence. I know one thing, however. It is obvious that the Democrats fear the military vote. They have good reason to. That they would try trickery and lawfare to deny military personnel, especially those serving overseas, their right to get their ballots in on time and be counted is beyond shameful.