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Schoeller declares win in Mo. Republican race

Thursday, August 9, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House member Shane Schoeller has declared victory in the GOP secretary of state primary.

Unofficial results from Tuesday's election show Schoeller leading by several thousand votes out of more than 547,000 cast. The vote appears close enough that a recount could be requested. Schoeller is the House speaker pro tem and was first elected to the Legislature in 2006.

Republican Sens. Scott Rupp and Bill Stouffer also were running for secretary of state.

Democratic House member Jason Kander won his primary against a little-known opponent.

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Shane Schoeller voted to implement Obamacare in Missouri. We can't trust him.

-- Posted by Remington on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 4:31 PM

Rep Schoeller seems to have a problem with our people in military service voting.

The Secretary of State has huge influence over this kind of issue.

It does not seem that he can be trusted with watching out for the interest of our people in military service.

"A national veterans group representing over 105,000 members, VoteVets.org, is writing to State Rep. Shane Schoeller, regarding his legislation that would restrict the right to vote for every Missouri resident in the military who is deployed, stationed overseas or even at a domestic base outside of Missouri. In the 2008 presidential election, over 11,000 members of the military voted by absentee ballot in Misssouri.

Schoeller's legislation would eliminate mail-in absentee ballots for all members of the military, who are unable to cast their vote in person. For those in combat zones, the legislation allows them to submit their ballot via fax or email, which can make it nearly impossible for many who are in the field. There is no such provision for those who are stationed at overseas bases, such as in Germany or Korea."

Source: "Veterans Speak Out Against Schoeller's Anti-Military Voting Bill" April 2012


-- Posted by BargeHoyen on Wed, Aug 8, 2012, at 5:20 PM

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