The three-judge election contest court in Minnesota…emphasized: "the facts presented thus far do not show a wholesale disenfranchisement of absentee voters in the 2008 general election." Accordingly, without any discussion of those facts, the court refused to review several groups of absentee ballots including many rejected ballots from military members. It likewise concluded, again without discussion, that there was no violation of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), the federal law designed to protect absentee military voters….Minnesota’s Shame: The Disenfranchisement of Absentee Military Voters, Eric Eversole, Frontpagemag.com, 4/7/2009
One hopes that surprise is not one of the emotions felt by readers of that story. You should read it all. Click on the link to do so.