Meet Fairfax Co. Registrar Rokey Suleman. He has decided to reject absentee ballots from American soldiers stationed overseas. In fact, some of the ballots he’s not counting are those from military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Suleman is using a technicality to throw out hundreds of our brave soldier’s votes. Except that Marc Ambinder reports that the Suleman is getting the technicalities wrong.
Voter disenfranchisement in any form is wrong, but the fact that some are actively seeking to take away the right to vote from the very people that are fighting to defend this fundamental American principal is deplorable.
Furthermore, Suleman is a partisan. He was the founder of the Trumbull, OH Young Democrats. Earlier this year, he ran, and lost, for the Ohio Democratic State Central Committee.
Watch him explain himself:
His response- “It stinks, but it’s the law.” A more accurate response is- “It is voter disenfranchisement, and that stinks”
Tell Rokey Suleman to honor our American soldiers and count their votes.
Fairfax County General Registrar
And join a Facebook group to send him a message.