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Message Subject Military absentee votes mysteriously delayed, sent back to Afghanistan, then dumped overboard before delivery...a day late
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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One more thing I just noticed in the story:

Twelve boxes of ballots were dropped overboard during delivery to the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) in the Persian Gulf, then while the ship sailed to Bahrain, postal clerks allegedly pocketed whatever ballots they wanted.

First of all, nobody military or familiar with the Middle East calls that body of water the "Persian Gulf". It's the Arabian Gulf.

Secondly, the USS Kearsarge has not been in the Gulf since May of 2011, when she returned to port in Norfolk.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27210708

I do have to disagree with one of your points. I was in the navy for 8 years, and everyone I met or talked to called it the Persian gulf or just the gulf. And Bahrain is a POS port of call. Just saying.
 Quoting: Saucy Jack

That's OK, but maybe things have changed since you were in. It's Arabian Gulf to us now, and for obvious reasons.

Anyway, doesn't change the fact that this story is poorly done bullshit. They could have at least used the name of a real admiral, and referred to a ship that was actually in the Gulf!
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