How Convenient: Military Absentee Ballots May Have Been Destroyed in Crash

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I’m sure Obama’s all broken up over this.

Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.

The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.

Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail was limited to one zip code.

You would think mailing absentee ballots to Afghanistan would have occurred long ago.

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