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Democrats might as well have torched the flag right here at the legislature. The state Republican Party says
they have disrespected our troops by voting down a bill
to let them send in their absentee ballots on a fax machine. GOP flack Bill Hobbs:
"Democrats like to talk about supporting the troops, but today they insulted our troops by rejecting a commonsense proposal to make it easier for our brave men and women serving overseas to participate in our elections."
In 2008, eight states - California, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia - enacted legislation to authorize some form of electronic transmission to expedite the voting process and this year, according the NCSL, many states are considering legislation to incorporate electronic mail or online systems to assist military and overseas voters, the GOP reports helpfully.