I won't make this a long diary. I am an American living in Canada. In 2008, I received my absentee ballot from Ohio with no problem.
This election year, I received a form that said I was required to send some piece of paper that proved my Ohio residency. I called the Election Office and asked how the hell am I was to do that since I have not lived there in 20 years? She told me I could simply send a copy of my passport with my absentee ballot request.
I took her name and did EXACTLY as she told me to do.
I waited...and waited...and when I started receiving campaign ads from the Republican Party (I'm a Registered Democrat), I knew something was foul.
I called two weeks ago and she told me "it was in the mail!"
More bullshit arrived from the Republican party.
I called last Thursday and some nasty old hag told me it was "too late" for me. That I hadn't followed the "process" because my fucking Passport was not a VALID form of ID to get an absentee ballot because, and I quote, "your passport says you were born in Washington State." Of course it does...since that is where i was born before my parents moved to Ohio where I spent the next 20 years of my life at the same fucking address!
Now I do not get to vote...and I am sure it was not only done on purpose, but it has been done to others. And, I am PISSED.
How many other people have been disenfranchised in this way?
And, dear and wise Kossacks, please do tell me where I send my wrath since I cannot send it in the form of a vote telling Romney to fuck off?