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A U.S. Marine Corps M-1A1 Abrams main battle tank races across the desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Jan. 27, 1998. These tankers from the 2nd Tank Battalion are taking part in Combined Arms Exercise 3-98. DoD photo by Lance Cpl. W. Makela, U.S. Marine Corps.

It was recently revealed by Breitbart.com that Team Obama was trying to suppress the military vote in Ohio with a baseless lawsuit.


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Apparently, allowing our troops to vote three days in advance of the election due to such things as deployments and training wasn’t “fair” to the other voters.

When Team Obama got their hand caught in the cookie jar trying to suppress an obvious pro-conservative, pro-military voting bloc (i.e. votes for Mitt Romney), they tried to spin it, saying Romney was trying to create a false issue.

Of course, Team Obama didn’t address the fact that over a dozen military groups, including the National Guard Association, Association of the United States Army, Association of the United States Navy, and the Marine Corps League are vehemently opposed to Team Obama’s lawsuit.

But this is only the tip of the iceberg.


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Make no mistake: Team Obama is gearing up to suppress the military vote on a huge scale.

The military is up in arms about Obama’s gutting of Tricare, the healthcare system both active duty and retired military families depend on for their health care. Per Yahoo News:

Under the new plan, Tricare annual premiums will increase 30 percent to 78 percent in the first year. After that the plan more than triples the premium payment in five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent. ‘According to congressional assessments,’ Free Beacon reported, ‘a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.’

Not to mention the fact that Obama has been relentlessly gutting our military budget from Day One.

That is why Obama must suppress the military vote.

In reality, the military vote will make up a very small percentage of the overall vote total.

Then why is Team Obama so concerned about it?

Ever since Romney was named the Republican nominee, the polls show Romney and Obama are neck and neck.

Recall the presidential election in 2000 between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Bush won by virtue of the fact that that he got 1782 more votes in Florida.

But Team Gore and his legion of high-priced lawyers didn’t like that and challenged every single vote, including the hundreds of absentee votes from our troops serving overseas.

Literally hundreds of absentee ballots from our troops were nullified.

DEMOCRATS TO OUR MILITARY: PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE, BUT YOUR VOTE DOESN’T COUNT.

How did they nullify them?

As Breitbart.com has uncovered, a five-page memo was sent out instructing how the army of lawyers could disqualify as many military absentee ballots as possible.

One way was showing that the signature on the absentee ballot and the signature on file didn’t match.

We are not talking about different signatures. We are talking about lack of a curly cue on a letter, or failing to cross a “t.”

If a sailor in the middle of the Atlantic signed an absentee ballot in the midst of a storm with thirty-foot swells, and his signature didn’t exactly match the signature on file, his vote was thrown out.

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