BUT WHAT ABOUT NOW?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 2, 2012) — A law enacted to facilitate voting for members of the U.S. military in 1986 was amplified by the 111th Congress in 2009 but has reportedly not been enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice for military personnel to register to vote in this year’s election.
The Department of Justice is firmly committed to ensuring that our men and women serving overseas have the opportunity to vote and to have that vote counted. The department is prepared to file suit against states that violate the MOVE Act when necessary to achieve compliance.
The Justice Department did, in fact, file lawsuits against numerous states which had reportedly committed “violations” of the law requiring absentee ballots to be mailed to military voters “at least 45 days” before the election. The MOVE Act was hailed as an attempt to ensure that all military votes were counted in addition to providing voter registration assistance and accessibility.
Surveys had shown that up to 25% of military votes had not been received or counted in 2008, and the law reportedly responded to that.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire wrote a letter to putative Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, citing the Defense Department’s “clear violation of a central provision of this federal law, which mandated the creation of on-base voter assistance offices. Cornyn claimed that when such offices were established, they were located in unlikely places such as a military chapel. He cited understaffing and the Inspector General’s difficulty in even making contact with approximately half of existing voter assistance locations.
The Inspector General’s report stated that “the funding was not available” to establish the new voter centers for military installations mandated by the law and concluded that the law should be changed to make its provisions “discretionary” rather than “mandatory.” However, the U.S. Department of Justice has found the “funding” to file lawsuits against states attempting to purge their voter rolls of fraudulent or deceased voter registrations. Laws requiring voter identification passed by various states in the last two years have also been challenged with lawsuits from Justice.
A federal write-in ballot can still be submitted by military personnel who have not received an absentee ballot from their state.
The Obama regime has violated other federal laws such as Posse Comitatus, by deploying U.S. Army troops into Samson, AL on March 10, 2009, and Kathleen Sebelius’s recent campaigning for Obama as a cabinet official. Obama has bypassed Congress by issuing executive orders, including one which allowed illegal aliens to remain in the country if they were under 30 and did not have a felony conviction, in violation of existing federal law. If Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Cold Case Posse are correct in that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are forgeries, Obama and his cabinet members could be guilty of misprision of felony, election fraud, and treason against the United States. However, tThe DNC nominated Obama as its candidate on September 6, and polls, however reliable or unreliable, reportedly show him ahead of challenger Mitt Romney.
Obama’s Social Security number has also been questioned, as the first three digits indicate that it was issued in Connecticut. Obama has no known record of having worked or lived in the Constitution State.
Obama’s FBI has instituted a law enforcement training program influenced heavily by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which classifies anyone questioning Obama’s credentials, identity and constitutional eligibility as a “birther” and “Sovereign Citizen,” implying a potential for violence as a “domestic terrorist.” The program appears to have targeted white male military veterans.
Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, both Obama appointees, have already declared that they follow orders from the “international community” rather than the U.S. Congress.
Obama’s putative attorney general, Eric Holder, has been cited for contempt of Congress both civilly and criminally for withholding subpoenaed documents, but no action has been taken to remove him from office.
Obama’s sycophants have maligned, slandered, libeled and used Saul Alinsky’s tactics in an attempt to marginalize anyone questioning his questionable history and documentation. To date, the U.S. Congress has done nothing about the criminal allegations in regard to Obama, despite a report from an attorney who spoke with several members in person who said, “They know.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.