ACRU’s Ken Blackwell chairs the America First Policy Institute’s Center for Election Integrity in Cooperative Effort to Protect America’s Election System

The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) announced today that ACRU Policy Board Member and former Ohio Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, is chairing the America First Policy Institute's Center for Election Integrity in a cooperative effort to encourage citizen involvement in protecting American elections. 

By |2021-08-22T00:01:49+00:00August 22nd, 2021|

Army spouse: the practical realities of overseas military voting must be simplified

Military voting is of critical importance to Armed Forces command. But like any bureaucracy, execution can be overly cumbersome and confusing. Army spouse Tracey Miller examines the complexities of military voting (from personal experience) noting that instructions like, “fold this piece of paper and make it into an envelope” are confusing and serve as a barrier to military voting. Our service members shouldn’t have to haul around scissors, tape and extra paper in election years.

By |2020-11-22T14:43:03+00:00November 22nd, 2020|

Military votes could be key in Georgia’s January 5th Senate runoffs

The United States Senate, and perhaps our very Constitutional liberties, depends on the outcome of the Georgia Senate elections — unique in that the state’s two Senate seats are in play at the same time. The Georgia Secretary of State is currently sending out absentee ballots to Georgia residents posted in the military overseas, or at other US bases. We encourage all Georgian members of the Armed Forces to complete and return their absentee ballots as soon as they are received.

By |2020-11-22T14:39:32+00:00November 22nd, 2020|

Absentee ballot recipients worry they may have been drafted

Civilian voters in Queens got quite a surprise when they received military absentee ballots. Once again, we see absentee ballot errors corroding vote integrity. The only way to ensure your vote is counted is to Vote In Person.

By |2020-10-03T14:02:43+00:00October 3rd, 2020|

FBI finds 9 discarded Trump military mail-in ballots in PA

ACRU President Lori Roman addresses importance on our Protect Military Votes project after military ballots found discarded in Pennsylvania.

By |2020-09-25T13:15:13+00:00September 25th, 2020|

Democrat Michigan Secretary of State Misprints Trump Ticket on Ballots for Troops

The Michigan secretary of state misprinted the Trump line on ballots intended to be mailed to troops serving overseas, the Detroit News reported.

By |2020-09-22T22:51:20+00:00September 22nd, 2020|

Encouraging and protecting military votes is a civilian imperative

It is the responsibility of all Americans to ensure the votes of Armed Forces members away from home arrive on time and are properly counted. The time is NOW for service members to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Registration links are included in the article.

By |2021-07-17T13:22:11+00:00September 1st, 2020|

Who can teach history better than veterans who lived it?

We love our veterans and we love this idea. In the past, the American Legion and other veterans groups participated in civics education for young people. Now that civics education has gone the way of the Dodo Bird in public schools, why not bring this mission back? Are you involved in a local AL or VFW post? If so, we hope you’ll consider some of the suggestions in this piece.

By |2020-08-17T14:48:12+00:00August 17th, 2020|

How Absentee Voting for US Troops Won the Civil War and Ended Slavery

We found this wonderful historical story about soldiers’ votes tipping the 1864 election to Lincoln when Democrats were ready to give in to the Confederacy. The win resulted in freedom for America’s slaves and the preservation of the Union after Lincoln’s Secretary of War devised the first plan for military absentee voting. At ACRU, we are as passionate about the sanctity of military vote as was Sec. Stanton. You CAN help … we hope you will visit our Protect Military Votes website to find out how.

By |2020-07-31T19:27:34+00:00July 31st, 2020|

The Votes of Military Spouses Are the Heart of Freedom

The political voice of military spouses must be protected. ACRU VP of Policy Kerri Toloczko notes that their ballots must never be lost in the mail or lost to fraud at local polling stations.

By |2021-07-17T13:22:31+00:00June 22nd, 2020|

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