Saturday, October 27, 2012

Military Ballots "May" Have Been Lost In Crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.
A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.
The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.
Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.
But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been destroyed in the crash and fire.


John Mc Gowan said...
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John Mc Gowan said...

Savile Family: Our Hearts Go Out To Victims

Jimmy Savile's relatives say they are in "turmoil" at revelations about the star and insist they had no idea of his activities.

Am i right in thinking that when they start talking about the allegations.Their uncle,our uncle becomes a person and a man.Is this distancing language given the change in words they use to describe their uncle.

Full statement here.

sidewalk super said...

The crash was 8 days ago..where is the UN committee on voting (or inability because of suppression) when they are needed? WHERE IS THE UN COMMITTEE?

OT: The "virginity" voting ad should be analyzed by all the television psychiatrists: I detest the message I hear from it and wonder if I am representative?

John Mc Gowan said...

Oops,Sorry i didnt put Off Topic..

sidewalk super said...

Since they already know the ballots are from one zip code, and those ballots were destroyed in the crash, seems to me, the onus is on the sender.


Anonymous said...

Under the circumstances there should be measures taken to ensure that those ballots are either discovered or replaced.

Tania Cadogan said...

john said...
Oops,Sorry i didnt put Off Topic..

October 27, 2012 8:23 AM

You bad boy, Whatcha think you're doing?

5 mins in the naughty corner and no you can't sit in my comfy chair heheh.

John Mc Gowan said...

Hahaha well said Hobs,you do bring a much needed sense humour to this blog.

Anonymous said...

Things like this never ever happen in like a million years to soldier's ballots.

Anna Asher

Anonymous said...

Sidewalk Super - I'm with you re: the ad. I haven't actually seen it, but got the gist of it through reading the news.

As for the soldiers' ballots, isn't that so convenient?

It seems they will stop at nothing.

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