DOJ Fails to Protect Wisconsin Military Voters Others at Risk: Help Us Find Active Duty Military Voters in Maryland, Colorado, and Hawaii MVP Team,Many of you may have seen that the Voting Section of the Department of Justice entered a settlement agreement with Wisconsin in an attempt to enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE Act). Not only does that settlement fail to enforce the plain language of the MOVE Act, it will surely cause military voters to be denied other benefits under the MOVE Act, including the express mail delivery service that guarantees delivery back to the United States. Read MVP Project's press release about the settlement. More disturbing, however, is the Voting Section’s failure to bring cases against three other states (Maryland, Colorado, and Hawaii) and the District of Columbia, all of which have admitted that they will violate the requirement to mail absentee ballots at least 45 days before the election. In our view, the Voting Section's failure to fully enforce the law against these jurisdictions is inexcusable.
If you know any active duty military voters who are residents in these jurisdictions, please have them contact us immediately firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MVP Project will not stand by and let the voters be disenfranchised by the Voting Section’s unwillingness to fully protect our service members, but we need to hear from them immediately to protect their rights.Respectfully, Eric Eversole Executive Director