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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:08 AM

Presidential voting rights for veterans on Guam, other territories sought

Gov. Eddie Calvo seeks President Donald Trump's support for veterans on Guam and other territories by granting them the right to vote for president.

American citizens on Guam, the CNMI, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands are not allowed to vote for the American president.

The governor said it's a "tragic irony" that so many from Guam laid down their lives and thousands more fought and bled on foreign shores in the service of America's most cherished ideal of defending democracy, yet they cannot vote for their commander-in-chief, the American president.

"American veterans residing in Guam and other U.S. territories have served tirelessly for generations now, advocating with force of arms to protect our rights. Whose voices are raised for their rights?" Calvo said in an Aug. 8 letter to Trump.

Read more: https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018/08/09/presidential-voting-rights-veterans-guam-territories-sought/944268002/

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