More than anyone else, the men and women who serve their country in uniform deserve the chance to vote for the person whose orders they follow; whose orders take them away from their families; whose orders often put them in harm's way. Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter
ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov.
One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas),
Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to
express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters
“We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense (DoD)
to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service
members, which we believe could result in the imminent
disenfranchisement of thousands,” the letter stated.