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Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney | THE JEENYUS CORNER

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(DuffleBlog.com) – 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.”

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.

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3 comments on “Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney | THE JEENYUS CORNER

  1. Can’t they be permitted acceptance anyway? I was given a provisional paper ballot that would be checked within 10 days to decide if it counted or not, and those 10 days aren’t up yet… so why can’t we count their votes?

    • Over-all, I agree with you. All votes should be counted, especially the votes of those who risk their life to serve our nation. However, from what all the reports are saying, it would have swung the election to Romney which would make no real difference in the direction our nation is heading.

      • Completely agree the outcome is the same. But, I hate that the people fighting overseas get that kind of a middle finger from the people here. Seems like we should be bending over backwards to let those (of all) people know their votes count.

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