Friday, October 26, 2012

Military Absentee Ballots Possibly Burned In Afghan Crash

According to the Military Times, Mitt Romney is the favored one over Barack Obama, but some may not get a chance to vote. Interesting, no?   Apparently, an alleged plane crash at Shindad Air Base in Afghanistan burned over 4,700 pounds of mail that possibly included a bunch of absentee ballots.

Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.

The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.

Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.

But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been destroyed in the crash and fire.

Resend a new ballot? Really?  With the election just around the corner, they're going to get the ballot in time to send it back by the deadline? Highly unlikely.

Now these ballots were supposed to have been sent in September, what were they doing on  a plane that crashed on October 19th, and why did it take over a week for the news of that crash to be reported?  I'm not into conspiracy theories, but this is very odd considering the military's support of Mitt Romney and Obama's desperation to win re-election.

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