GLENDALE, N.Y., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Turner, the Republican candidate for Congress in New York's 9th CD who is challenging incumbent Anthony Weiner, will appear with Congressman Peter King to meet 9th CD residents and discuss the MOVE Act, which requires that absentee ballots be sent to overseas military personnel by a certain date; a date that was missed by the Board. The pair will call on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to find a remedy for the New York State Board of Elections' violations of the MOVE Act.
King, who recently endorsed Turner in his race against Weiner, said: "It is totally unacceptable that New York state is unable to comply with the MOVE Act, which allows our soldiers overseas to participate in this election. These are the people who put their lives at risk fighting for our freedom and they deserve for their votes to be counted. I call on Attorney General Holder to step in and make an exception for New York to accommodate the voting rights of the 50,000 U.S. soldiers overseas from the New York area."
Details on the event:
Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
Corner of Continental Avenue and Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
About Bob Turner
Turner has lived his entire life in the neighborhoods of the 9th District. He was raised in Woodhaven as the eldest of three sons, and raised his own family in Richmond Hill. He now resides in Rockaway Point.
He spent 40 years of his career in the highly competitive television industry. His first job was as a clerk for ABC-TV, launching a rewarding career in broadcasting, advertising, TV program production and distribution. As President, CEO or Chairman, Turner has started up and managed companies large and small. While his family life was centered on the Ninth District, Turner's career took him around the globe as he conducted business and formed programming partnerships in places from Tbilisi to Delhi, Manila to Moscow. He is a U.S. Army veteran (1962-64, Rank SP5, Honorable Discharge).
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