Military Votes Count exists to mobilize active military, veterans, and defense industry civilians as a political force. We are a group of volunteers that work inside and outside the political system.
There are 21.8 million veterans, 1.4 million active military, and 3.7 million civilian defense workers. When you add in their families that is 32.4 million voters. To put that in prospective, Obama got 65.9 million votes in 2012. If we can boost the military vote, we can move mountains.
In 2012 Mitt Romney carried the active military vote by 66%. In 2008 John McCain did slightly better at 68%. Unfortunately, in 2010 only 4.6% of active military votes were counted even though 15.8% requested ballots. It is outrageous that our active duty military are voting in such low numbers. If you sign up to fight for our country, surely you can take the time to register to vote, then vote.
If you are active military and are having any problems registering to vote, or your superior is placing barriers to your voting, we want to know about it. Your complaint will be kept confidential. Likewise, if you are aware of any systematic effort to suppress the military vote, we want to know about it. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our second mandate is to assist veterans in accessing their earned benefits, their earned medals, and improving their lives.
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