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Pentagon blasted for failing to get ballots to thousands of troops

FREDERICKSBURG — While Americans flocked to the polls on Tuesday, thousands of U.S. troops failed to receive their ballots.

A voting-rights group blasted the Pentagon for falling down on the job.

“It is another piece of this year’s frustrating military voting puzzle,” said Eric Eversole, head of the Military Voter Protection Project.

On Monday, five U.S. senators sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.

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