Christian Adams and the Washington Times both have the latest on the Obama administration’s apparent failure to ensure the voting rights of military personnel stationed abroad. Adams notes that Wisconsin is both particularly problematic and particularly important because its Senate race and three House races are all very close, so that military votes could well make the difference. The question is, are Michael Steele and his RNC staff taking any time from their chartered jets in order to pay attention to this and do something about it? How about the House and Senate leadership? At least the head of the Republican senatorial committee, John Cornyn, also is the author of the law that requires protection of military votes, and he has been a stalwart voice on this, very much to his credit. Fox News has done a wonderful job highlighting this issue, especially Shannon Bream. (They also have put me on the air three times to talk about it.) Megyn Kelly and James Rosen also have covered the issue for Fox. Eric Eversole, a former DoJ official who now serves as the executive director for the non-profit Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project, first blew the whistle on this at the Washington Times, and followed up here.It’s also worth noting that everybody I have spoken to has had good words for the Pentagon folks — Bob Carey and Clifford Stanley in particular — who are in charge of this issue from DoD’s end — but the problem appears to be with the Justice Department.
Why isn’t the rest of the media paying attention? And why aren’t more other elected officials doing so?