Veterans Group Questions Voter Fraud Legislation Sponsored by Schoeller

 ·  Monte Schisler, KRZK Radio, Branson, MO   ·   Link to Article

A national veterans group is questioning a proposed piece of Missouri legislation aimed to curb voter fraud in the future, saying the new law, if approved, would make it tougher for active duty military to cast a ballot in an election.

Vote Vets - dot - org (www.VoteVets.org) sent out a news release Thursday asking that Branson native, and current State Representative Shane Schoeller of Willard pull the proposed bill from consideration, calling the legislation offensive to the millions who have served this nation.

Schoeller, a Republican candidate for Missouri Secretary of State, disagrees, telling HometownDailyNews.com he is working to streamline absentee ballots for overseas military and thinks the news release is politically motivated. Schoeller says it's obvious leaders of the veteran's group haven't read the legislation:

Schoeller says every military ballot will be counted.

Founded in 2006, the mission of Vote Vets - dot - org (www.VoteVets.org) is to protect veterans' interests in their day to day lives. The non-partisan group says it is the largest progressive organization of veterans inAmerica.

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A national veterans group is waging a political battle with a Missouri State Representative and his proposed legislation aimed to curb voter fraud in the future.

Branson native Shane Schoeller of Willard, is Speaker Pro-Tem in the Missouri House, and a Republican Candidate for Missouri Secretary of State.  He says his bill would streamline absentee ballots for overseas military and the allegations from the veterans group are wrong.

Vote Vets - dot - org (www.VoteVets.org) sent out a news release Thursday asking that Schoeller pull the proposed bill from consideration, calling the legislation offensive to the millions who have served this nation.

Schoeller says the election system should let every voice be heard, especially the voices of those who serve our country, and that's why he says, every military ballot will be counted.

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A national veterans group is waging a political battle with a Missouri State Representative and his proposed legislation aimed to curb voter fraud in the future.

Branson native Shane Schoeller of Willard, is Speaker Pro-Tem in the Missouri House, and a Republican Candidate for Missouri Secretary of State.  He says his bill would streamline absentee ballots for overseas military and the allegations from the veterans group are wrong.

Vote Vets - dot - org (VoteVets.org) says the proposed legislation is offensive and should be pulled.

Schoeller promises that every military ballot will be counted.

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