Military Ballots Not Counted?

Will Thousands of Military Ballots Not be Counted?



Several Republican lawmakers have expressed concern regarding the military mail service used to process the ballots, saying it could possible take 14-50 days after the election to arrive.


“We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service members, which we believe could result in the imminent disenfranchisement of thousands,” stated a letter sent to Defense Department Secretary Leon Panetta  by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., John McCain, R-Ariz., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla..


The lawmakers said the problem could be solved by modernizing the military mail and centralizing mail redirection, but clearly it will have to wait until the next election cycle to fix.