Letters to the Editor

July 24, 2014

Voting rights for the military

I get many political questionnaires and surveys. Recently I received one questioning the "Obama administration's suppression of the military votes." His Justice Department refuses to enforce federal law that requires absentee ballots to be mailed to overseas military 45 days before an election.

If our men and women serving are all around the world, they would need the 45 days for all to be delivered and mailed back.

Congress passed a law making it easier for our military to vote. It was reported that our military usually vote Republican. Do you think that has anything to do with it?

Hopefully Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza is already working on getting the ballots out to our military for the November election.

Betty Homyer

Granite City

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