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Blunt: Military Voting A 'major Problem'

House Minority Whip Roy Blunt is getting involved in the Virginia military ballot controversy, after the McCain campaign filed a lawsuit to extend the deadline for the state to accept military absentee ballots.

“Our soldiers stationed overseas should not be disenfranchised from voting,” Blunt said Tuesday afternoon in a statement.

“Given the situation in Virginia and elsewhere across the country, it’s clear that military voting remains a major problem and ballots should have been mailed out sooner to ensure that members of our armed forces could participate in this historic election.”

The McCain campaign is alleging that military ballots were not mailed on time to many soldiers overseas and is asking the state to count late-arriving ballots.

U.S. District Judge Richard Williams said Tuesday that he will hear the lawsuit on Nov. 10.



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