It would be an absolute outrage to send our men and women to far away lands to shed blood and their lives and disenfranchise them while they are doing their duty.
The above title should be met with anger or cheer among Mitt Romney supporters.
Let’s just take a look at the article for a moment and try to make some sense of it.
First it was written by Drew, DuffleBlog.
Taking the time to Google the title, leads one to find page after page of the same sensational headline with a link back to the original article. No Wall Street Journal, NY Times. Starting to get the picture?
Three dead give aways, ( Sources confirmed, as in what sources confirmed?)
From the title, “Would have” or could have? ( The article didn’t say anyone counted the ballots.)
Finally “Hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots? The actual numbers are a bit iffy here. We are supposedly out of Iraq with civilian contractors in place of the military. In Afghanistan, they are drawing down rapidly for their 2013 departure date. For obvious reason our strength of force in country is not well publicized.
Thus your humble correspondent will leave this topic with his usual sign of approval.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
WASHINGTON, DC – Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.
Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots sat in a warehouse for a month, then they were accidentally labeled as ammunition and shipped to Afghanistan. At Camp Dwyer, Marine Sergeant John Davis signed for them and was surprised at the contents.
“I told Gunny we got a bunch of ballots instead of ammo,” Davis told investigators earlier today. “He told me to file a report of improper delivery and that the chain of command would take care of it. We didn’t hear anything for three weeks. While we were waiting we came under fire so we dumped a bunch of them in the Hescoes. We didn’t dig those ones back out.” (the rest below)
After military officials realized the initial error, the ballots were then sent back to the U.S. but suffered a series of setbacks.
Twelve boxes of ballots were dropped overboard during delivery to the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in the Persian Gulf, then while the ship sailed to Bahrain, postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.
The remaining absentee ballots were loaded onto a C-130, but the flight was delayed until November 1st so the crew could get tax-free pay for the month. Once the ballots arrived stateside they were promptly mailed to each state’s counting facility, reaching their final destination on November 7th.
“It’s a shame,” Rear Admiral John Dawes said when asked for comment. “I expected a delay so I ordered that everyone cast their votes eight months ago. It’s really unfortunate that our mail system failed us and directly affected the course of history.”
Upon hearing the news, angry Republicans have begun a demand for a recount, but most military absentee voters have shrugged off the news, with many wondering whether the care packages their families sent six months ago were ever going to show up.