Concerns voiced over protection of soldiers' voting rights
from The Daily Caller
As the election season gears up and the races grow more contentious, the aphorism "every vote counts" will become evermore consequential. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Congress has purportedly worked to guarantee that every eligible American has the right to vote. This has not been the case, however, for our men and women in uniform. The Election Assistance Commission reports that during the 2008 election, 17,000 American soldiers fighting overseas had their votes thrown out. According to J. Christian Adams, a former attorney for the Department of Justice's Voting Rights Division, that year only an estimated 17 percent of deployed troops actually had their votes counted.
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