(I’m bumping this back up to the top, because I don’t think its getting near the attention it should be getting.)
This is one of those issues that… one of those VERY few issues… that I can’t see a sane person disagreeing with what everyone should agree is just plain the right thing to do.
We should all be given the chance to vote, right? Well, a bill was passed not too long ago that said that the states had to mail soldiers serving overseas their ballots at least 45 days in advance. Seems pretty common commonsensical, no?
Apparently ELEVEN STATES, and the District of Columbia, have applied for a waiver on this. The list, from Pajamas Media:
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Wisconsin, Colorado, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, and the District of Columbia.
The post that Pajamas Media has on this is very thorough. Just head on over there, I’m too pissed about it to write anything worth posting.