Vote Tallies Climbing
followup by Angel Shamaya
10 Nov 2000
As our call for input from U.S. military
service members regarding non-receipt or late receipt of absentee ballots gets
spread around the internet, reports continue to come in -- from all over the
world. The items below came directly to the email address we've set up to handle
the task of counting uncounted military votes, should they be needed by
President-elect Bush if The
Gorelet tries to claim victory in Florida.
Texas -- No ballot, would have voted for Bush,
just answered questions in questionnaire, came from a .mil email address.
Texas -- From a father:
"My son is in the Army, stationed at
Fort Drum, New York. He and three other guys from his platoon had
given their Lieutenant their voter's cards to get absentee ballots for the
election (this was early October). I called my son [name withheld
by KeepAndBearArms.com] just now and he said he didn't vote because he never
got an absentee ballot. They have been going to the field for
10-days at a time over the last two months and knew there was some kind of a
deadline but he didn't know if the Lieutenant missed the deadline for
requesting the ballots or what the reason was for not getting a ballot. He
is going to talk to his Lieutenant tomorrow and let me know back. My
son is registered in Texas, and he would have voted for Bush."
Texas -- No ballot, yes for Bush, from
"Count this for 2 people, my
active duty wife and myself who is also on active duty on Okinawa Japan."
Three potential Bush votes from Florida
that didn't get ballots. From a KeepAndBearArms.com Member:
"I'm serving in the Marine Corps, in
Camp Lejeune, NC. I have found at least 3 people in my battalion (2nd
Radio BN) who are Floridians and were unable to vote. I know one of
them applied for an absentee ballot roughly 5 months ago, and never got it.
If you need more details, let me know and I'll try to track them down."
Oklahoma and Arkansas lost votes, Navy Man
"Yes, I am a Navy Man and I do know
quite a few people that were not able to vote this year. I have personal
friends in Oklahoma and another from Arkansas. It seems that both states make
it a practice to send their absentee ballots late -- so they do not get
counted for either the primary or the general election."
Lost Bush vote in California:
"I'm stationed in North Carolina. I
requested an absentee ballot for California but never received it. I was able
to register in NC to vote -- but my ballot would have been more important in
From a Major in Germany:
"Over six weeks ago, both my wife and me
applied for our absentee ballot for Illinois. My wife
received her ballot within two weeks. Mine never came and
subsequently I did not have an opportunity to vote. I would have voted
Another Florida military service member
who requested and never received an absentee ballot. No personal message, just
answered questionnaire and sent it in from an overseas email address.
From a Parent of a U.S. soldier:
"My son is
stationed in Hawaii on the Lake Eri, he is home based in Florida. and
Would Have Voted For Bush, but he along with several other shipmates
did not receive their ballots."
And yet another Floridian who didn't get to
"My name is [withheld to avoid backlash]
and I too am stationed in Okinawa with my husband who serves in the Air Force
here. I received my ballot on the 8th of November as well, which
was too late to send it in. I was indeed really ticked off as I was and still
am fired up about this election. I would have definitely voted
for Mr. Bush and I am from Florida!!!"
So there you have it. We have direct contact
with more U.S. Military Servicemen and women have not been allowed to vote for
Bush -- and some of them are from Florida. Are we saying it is a
conspiracy? Not exactly. But we will say this: the Clinton-Gore
administration has lied to us so many times it's not even funny. They have
shot, gassed and burned to death innocent women and children, called it suicide
and exonerated all guilty parties. They have walked all over the
Constitution. It's not beyond their reach to have helped the long-standing
problem of lost military votes continue. The possibility of their active
participation in this election's lost military vote is not a very big
reach, at all.
We were asked to remind all military personnel
that he law provides for counting your absentee ballot up to 10 days after the
election. For soldiers who sent it in, as long as it gets there by November 17,
it "should" be counted.