Ed Show today

June 15, 2012

I’m joining attorney Mike Papantonio, co-host of Ring of Fire Radio, today on The Ed Schultz Radio Show, starting at 11 a.m. Guests include Steven Rosenfeld, who covers democracy issues for AlterNet and the author of “Count My Vote: A Citizen’s Guide to Voting,” Ari Berman, a contributing writer for The Nation and Rolling Stone magazines, Lizz Winstead, a co-creator and former head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” and Mark Hays, Campaign Coordinator for Public Citizen’s Democracy is for People Campaign.

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  • Ross Calloway June 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t recall it as any legislation that was passed. The rub came when absentee ballots to troops were sent out too late or received too late to be used and returned by some deadline, according to the law. As I recall it, it was the political Left, and the David Axelrod’s of the world, that were against making exceptions for whatever election it was. The buzz was that most of those would be an R vote. And hey, we’re a nation of laws. Bla bla …

    That’s how it went as I recall it. Whenever it was. (grin)

  • Ross Calloway June 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Al Gore’s lawyers in 2000. And as I recall in 2004 there was an issue where ballots weren’t sent out in time to be received and returned in time to meet the deadline.

    Trying to minimize the military vote (historically conservative?) has always been the M.O. of the political Left.

    • Rick Outzen June 18, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Come on, Ross. You’ve got to have something more current than 12 years. I don’t remember the 2004 incident. Show us how the military vote has been minimized by the political Left, let’s say 2008 or 2010. What legislation passed in 2011 or 2012 by liberal-controlled state legislatures that did that? How about a liberal governor trying to purge military voters? Can you give us one example?

      If it’s happening, I’m ready to fight any law or governor’s executive order that did it. I just don’t think it exists.

  • Ross Calloway June 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Dang, I just noticed the date. Too late.

  • Ross Calloway June 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Please use that opportunity to speak up for making sure that our military serving overseas will have their votes counted this time. Regardless of the timing of sending and receiving absentee ballots.

    Remember the chant? “Every vote counts! Count every vote!”

    And before you demagogue the voting process in Florida, don’t deliberately leave out the role that the ‘provisional ballot’ plays in the election process. Because it insures that every legal vote will be counted.

    • Rick Outzen June 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

      Who has tried to not count military votes?