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Cornyn introduces bill to end disenfranchisement of military voters

Cornyn introduces bill to end disenfranchisement of military voters
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POSTED: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 1:58pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 12:16pm

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined with Senate colleagues today to introduce The Safeguarding Elections for our Nation’s Troops through Reforms and Improvements (SENTRI) Act, S.1728. The bill will expand access to voting for military voters and improve voting assistance opportunities.

“It is unacceptable that our service members and their families are facing hurdles when attempting to exercise one of the most fundamental rights they fight and sacrifice to protect—the right to vote.

“These brave Americans put their lives on the line for our democracy, so the least Congress can do is meet its obligation to safeguard their voting rights by ensuring that the Defense Department implements common sense reforms to improve access and assistance for voting.”

The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Schumer (D-NY), Blunt (R-MO), Warner (D-VA), Wicker (R-MS), and Brown (D-OH).

Background on the SENTRI ACT

· Improves voter registration and voting opportunities for service members through use of online systems and by requiring voter assistance as a routine part of service members’ annual training.

· Ensures requests for absentee ballots are valid for one full federal election cycle.

· Strengthens protection of voting rights of military and overseas voters.

· Requires reporting on implementation and effectiveness of new voter assistance obligations.  

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It has been one of Obama and the Democrat's ways of stopping conservative votes. See 80 percent of the military is conservative and thus to mess up their voting is to help Democrats.

This is not unlike the IRS auditing conservative groups to keep them from helping people get out to vote.

Sort of like Chicago and Al Capone. But then that is where Obama and his cronies come from.

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