DOJ Undermines Pentagon, Allows Wisconsin To Ignore Military Voting Protections
Holder Department of Justice is at it again. After it was reported
that the DOJ was encouraging states to apply for a waiver from the requirements
of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, it appears DOJ is continuing
to assist states in skirting statutorily mandated provisions aimed at ensuring that
the votes of our Military members are counted. Today, the Holder DOJ struck a deal with the State of
Wisconsin, allowing it to mail ballots to overseas military voters only 32 days
before Election Day, instead of the statutorily mandated 45 days. This comes after the Pentagon denied
Wisconsin’s application for a waiver from the 45-day requirement. “The states granted waivers presented
thorough and comprehensive plans to protect the voting opportunities for
military and overseas voters,” Bob Carey, director of the Federal Voting
Assistance Program, said in a statement.
Whistleblower and RNLA Member, J. Christian Adams wrote: “Wisconsin’s waiver
application didn’t even come close to compliance with the MOVE Act. They wanted
to send ballots only 29 days before the election. The folks at the Pentagon
rightfully denied the waiver request.”
Adams went on to explain:
of aggressively suing Wisconsin immediately after the waiver denial, the DOJ
engaged in secret negotiations. An immediate lawsuit would have strengthened
the negotiating position of the DOJ as well as preserved various equitable
legal arguments, including the argument DOJ waited too long to commence
litigation. Instead of doing the right thing, the DOJ did the easy thing and
reached a settlement with Wisconsin that undermined the Pentagon’s denial of
Wisconsin’s waiver request.
tough negotiating stance of the Holder DOJ extracted a whopping additional
three days out of Wisconsin. Ballots will mail 32 days before the election
instead of 29. A consent decree filed Friday will reflect this quisling
is a disgrace, plain and simple. Military voters, their families and veterans
organizations should be outraged at the Holder DOJ.
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