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Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:20 PM

Obama DOJ Protects Military Voters From Texas Republicans

Talking Points Memo 1/27/12

Obama DOJ Protects Military Voters From Texas Republicans

The Justice Department said in a filing on Friday that the primary schedule proposed by the Texas Republican Party wouldn’t give enough time for military and overseas voters to participate in the election process in violation of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

Here’s the kicker: conservatives — led by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn — have long been on a crusade against the Justice Department for what they said was a failure to protect military voters under the MOVE Act.

Now it’s Texas’ Republican Party which would be violating the law. The party suggested on Jan. 23 that the court issue an order stating that ballots to voters subject to the MOVE Act should be mailed on March 9 “Notwithstanding the requirements of the MOVE Act,” even thought the election is supposed to be held on April 3.

Justice Department lawyers said that the Republican Party “has proposed shortening the amount of time that military and overseas voters will have to participate in the election” and that such proposals are in “conflict with UOCAVA’s explicit requirement that states transmit ballots to the voters protected under the act at least 45 days before a federal election.”


Go get'em AG Holder!!

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BlueCaliDem Jan 2012 #1
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Response to sonias (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:36 PM

1. I like Holder

and I hope he stays on when President Obama is reelected.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:38 PM

2. Me too!

He's much, much better than the creep Alberto Gonzales (torture boy) that came out of Texas. He sucked big ones!

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Response to sonias (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:09 PM

3. Thanks for the heads up on the Veteran Votes story.

I believe Rick Perry appointed Alberto to some postion at TxTech but I could be wrong?

Is there a Veterans section on DU3? I Can't find it?

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Response to white cloud (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

4. Alberto did get a position teaching at Texas Tech

Don't know if Perry was involved in that decision or if bushie pulled some strings for him. Otherwise torture boy had no future.

Veterans Group is here

Veterans Group

If you lose it again, it is under Forums and Groups but also under Foreign Affairs & National Security.

Path looks like this:

DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » Veterans (Group)

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Response to sonias (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 11:59 AM

5. Thanks for the path

missed it some how.

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