View Full Version : EXCLUSIVE: DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military

07-28-2010, 12:02 PM
The Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote, according to two former DOJ attorneys who say states are being encouraged to use waivers to bypass the new federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

The MOVE Act, enacted last October, ensures that servicemen and women serving overseas have ample time to get in their absentee ballots. The result of the DOJ's alleged inaction in enforcing the act, say Eric Eversole and J. Christian Adams — both former litigation attorneys for the DOJ’s Voting Section — could be that thousands of soldiers' ballots will arrive too late to be counted.

"It is an absolute shame that the section appears to be spending more time finding ways to avoid the MOVE Act, rather than finding ways to ensure that military voters will have their votes counted," said Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection Project, a new organization devoted to ensuring military voting rights. "The Voting Section seems to have forgotten that it has an obligation to enforce federal law, not to find and raise arguments for states to avoid these laws."

Adams, a conservative blogger (www.electionlawcenter.com) who gained national attention when he testified against his former employer after it dropped its case against the New Black Panther Party, called the DOJ’s handling of the MOVE Act akin to “keystone cops enforcement.”

“I do know that they have adopted positions or attempted to adopt positions to waivers that prove they aren’t interested in aggressively enforcing the law,” Adams told FoxNews.com. “They shouldn’t be going to meeting with state election officials and telling them they don’t like to litigate cases and telling them that the waiver requirements are ambiguous.”


Hey Holder. FUCK YOU! You can damn well bet my absentee ballot is voting against your interests now.

07-28-2010, 12:04 PM
Link please?

07-28-2010, 12:13 PM
Link please?

Watcho talkin bout Willis?

07-28-2010, 12:43 PM
Once again, if military voters were prone to voting Democrat, this wouldn't be a problem.

07-28-2010, 01:36 PM
I personally got in touch with my County Clerk and talked to them. Don't think this will be an issue. They actually emailed me my absentee ballot for the primaries.