Ill officials miss the deadline to mail military ballots, deliver ballots to inmates

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    Right now, there are tens of thousands of servicemembers fighting overseas to defend our rights and freedoms. One of America’s most cherished rights is the right to vote. There was a very loud outcry when New York officials somehow missed the deadline to send out military ballots. Well, first it was New York, and now it’s Illinois. And Illinois has miraculously managed to be even more outrageous than New York. While 35 counties failed to mail the military ballots in time, election officials made sure that inmates get the chance to vote by hand delivering ballots to prisons. So those are the priorities in Illinois, huh? The men and women who are putting their lives on the line for us aren’t important enough to get ballots sent to on time, but criminals get theirs hand delivered.:cuckoo:


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    Chicago-style politics at its best!
     
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    Maybe the Military needs to police the election process like they do in Baghdad?
     
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    Maybe someone needs to go to jail.... this is illegal!
     
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    Don't worry Erick Holders got it covered:evil:

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    The Illinois state constitution says:

    SECTION 2. VOTING DISQUALIFICATIONS
    A person convicted of a felony, or otherwise under
    sentence in a correctional institution or jail, shall lose
    the right to vote, which right shall be restored not later
    than upon completion of his sentence.
    (Source: Illinois Constitution.)​

    No one in jail in Illinois may legally vote.

    Yet more proof that Democrats hate democracy.
     
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    Hate to break this to you, but most people in "jail" are not "under sentence".

    Most people in jail are awaiting trial. Should they be denied the right to vote?
     
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    No it isn't.
     
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    Just amazing. I wonder how many dead people got their ballots on time?
     
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    No. But I have no confidence that Chicago Democrats will make that distinction.
     

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