I have written a bunch about the problems that our soldiers have voting. Currently, as it stands, House Democrats, urged on by the unions, are blocking a bill that would increase the likelihood of the votes of our soldiers actually counting.

Last week Bob Novak also wrote about this issue. Today there was a significant advance. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the analog of the National Governors Association, endorsed Kevin McCarthy's Military Protection Voting Act of 2008, HR 5673.

None of the Democrats at NASS dared to vote no this, but House and Senate Democratic leaders refuse to bring this to a vote. This is a typical case of the Democrats putting their special interests ahead of the troops.

This was pushed by Chris Nelson, Secretary of State of North Dakota, and Sam Reed, Secretary of State of Washington.