Monday, October 3, 2011

Gessler Attacks Troops' Right To Vote: Act Now!

Gessler says "No!"
to sending ballots
to troops
Uniformed personnel registered to vote in Colorado, but serving abroad, will not be mailed ballots if they did not vote in 2010, according to an order by Colorado Secretary of State Gessler.
When county clerks objected, Gessler sued in court to force them not to mail ballots to servicemembers except for those that voted in 2010.
"Skip an Election - Lose Your Ballot - and Thank You For Your Service!"
This outrage systematically disenfranchises American patriots who are living out-of-state or even in a combat zone by order of their chain of command.
If this applies to you, you should act immediately to preserve your voting rights. Pueblo County residents can contact their county clerk; other voters should google their county clerk and do whatever it takes to ensure you can vote in the uncoming primary and other elections.
This action is probably in violation of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 and the Military and Overseas Voting Empowerment Act of 2009, but it is up to you to enforce your rights: don't snooze!


According to the Denver Post ( ) Denver District Judge Brian Whitney denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Secretary of State Scott Gessler, who argued that state law prevents Denver Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson from mailing ballots to inactive voters. Ballots for next month's election will be mailed to troops serving overseas even if they skipped the 2010 election.
However, Gessler promised to keep fighting, calling the decision "merely the first salvo in a long election year to come."

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