Thursday, June 28, 2012

Deployed Servicemen Votes Not Counting

This is bullshit.

But the issue is a bigger concern during a presidential election year with a military force totaling more than 3 million, including active-duty and reserve forces.

In 2010, of the approximately 2 million military and overseas voters accounted for in data reported by the states to the Election Assistance Commission, only 4.6 percent of those voters were able to cast an absentee ballot that counted, according to the Military Voter Protection Project’s analysis of that data from the federal Election Assistance Commission, which tracks participation in voting. That compared with 5.5 percent in 2006, which was also a midterm election, the organization concluded.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Correction of the Day: The New York Times: Hel-lo!

The New York Times has done it again.

An obituary on Friday about Wesley A. Brown, the first black graduate of the United States Naval Academy, referred incorrectly to Mr. Brown and other students at the academy. They are called midshipmen, not cadets. (Students at the United States Military Academy at West Point are cadets.)
OYE Comment:

One would think that The New York Times would try to do a better job about knowing basic facts about our military.  Think again.