PREVIOUSLY: It's not like the date of last year's election was a surprise to the Virginia Board of Elections.
[U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Williams] said Virginia's failure to mail more than 2,000 absentee ballots at least 30 days prior to the Nov. 4 election violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, a federal law.
Due to the ineptness or the malfeasance of Nancy Rodriques, secretary of the State Board, the vote of the people serving in the military wasn't heard. And just how did Rodriques get her job? Appointed by Tim Kaine, Democrat.
Rodrques should be removed from office if she can't do her damn job. Others agree.
Louise Amato stood outside the State Board of Elections office at 1100 Bank St. in Richmond yesterday and held up a large sign that read: "Those who count the votes, decide everything."
She was quoting the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and making the point that late absentee ballots from military personnel serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere should be counted.
"Support our troops, let them vote," read a sign held by Jim Smyers, who helped organize the protest on behalf of the Richmond Liberty Alliance, an offshoot of the Tea Party movement.