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They fight to serve and protect our country so.
Shouldn't their vote count our next guest says money meant to boost military turn out the -- is being mishandled.
And there could be politics at play.
Joining us now to explain is the founder of the military voter protection project -- ever so good to see here.
Could see -- to thank you the numbers are staggering in terms of absentee ballots being requested at this point.
Verses of the same point back in 2008.
Let's go ahead and look at some of them maybe you can help us explain what's happening in Florida.
They are down 46%.
Now there is still time to increase that number but even if it increases you're still looking at least a forty.
Reduction in Ohio.
From 9700 ballots to 32000.
121000 requested in 2012.
Data reduction of seventy.
Percent what is happening why are so few military members even requesting absentee ballots.
Well you know there are a lot of factors but one of the primary factors.
Is the fact that that the Pentagon the federal voting assistance programs small agency within the Pentagon the supposed to help service members.
Did it implement a key law back in that was passed back in 2009.
That was supposed to provide greater assistance to -- service members.
But as you point out there's still time there's still time to increase these numbers there -- -- doing our best to make sure -- our service members.
Are are able to register request asked you about we're asking the visit heroes vote dot org there's still time but they need to move quickly.
And why didn't the Pentagon implement that key.
Measure that would have helped.
But you know that that's a good question and obviously there -- a lot of questions that that should be asked.
After the election.
When you know congressional members -- bracket is in session.
But right now we have to do everything in our power to make sure service members register request asked you about they can they can go to heroes -- dot org.
It takes just a couple of minutes -- styles can do it too.
They can throw off the application online print off -- sedated and you know what they get in the mail by Monday they should have about seven to ten days.
We talked about their votes counting that they need to vote they need to request these ballots again its heroes vote.
Dot org you got to make your voice heard some where -- -- ever -- thanks for joining us is an important point we'll continue to bring up the web -- put on Twitter FaceBook now that I really appreciate it thank you.
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