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This is a Fox News alert at the Romney campaign is suing the state of Wisconsin that campaign accusing the state of -- in the voting rights of military members and other US citizens living overseas.
Why what Wisconsin missed the deadline to send out absentee ballot script Jenkins has the latest from Milwaukee.
Go to the Romney campaign filed -- lawsuit today here in Madison against the government accountability board biggest 46 municipalities failed to meet the 45 days federal deadline to transcend ballots to military and overseas voters.
The GAB contends that it is a small number of ballots they were talking about here of which -- tracking the Romney campaign says that every service member -- sent his or her vote counted.
In just one missed ballots is one too many.
State representative -- wind who's a veteran himself is fighting it.
There were there fighting for our rights our right to vote nation behind Darius because somebody back here didn't get their balance out time.
Kevin Kennedy is a director of the government accountability board here in Wisconsin mr.
What is going on with the military absentee -- situation we knew it's been reported.
Upwards of almost thirty.
Clerks missed federal deadline to get it in what is the situation as it stands now but basically we had 26 a very 251 local clerks.
Who missed it.
But we have a number of redundancies built into the system so we know all the voters -- their belts in a timely manner so that they can -- -- get them back so that they will be counted.
We have electronic transmission only one Belle was actually sent out by mail after the deadline.
The rest were delivered electronically so we cut the transmission time -- half.
The one that was sent by mail actually went to the student at -- to someone is in basic training so we're pretty we're confident on net and we're following up there a total of com.
34 ballots that that we're late delivered from the -- six municipalities.
So why -- and would the Romney campaign take legal action against -- -- -- you guys.
Well this is a very sensitive subject -- all of this is something that.
You know everybody takes very seriously.
Congress you know connect to the move back to 2009.
-- 2010 was the first time in -- these provisions were in place you know.
Ensuring that our military and overseas voters are able to participate.
There's a big commitment to federal level on the state level.
And so people don't focus a lot of attention on these voters.
Again for that reason I think.
On its important trying to -- -- politically one identified early breakdowns in the system.
And it's not just Wisconsin Mississippi Michigan and Vermont all Mississippi number 22 deadline as well a Romney campaign spokesperson saying -- We are monitoring other states.
We were seriously considering the finest in Vermont but the Department of Justice filed its own -- yesterday so we -- pleased that they took up the case.
How we're gonna keep an eye on this breaking news story and bring you news when it happens.