(Washington Times) Twenty-two Republican senators have cited recent comment by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “that appear to call into question whether military service members should vote.”

In a letter sent Thursday, the senators urge Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to make a public statement urging every service member to vote and telling them how they can register and cast ballots if they are deployed abroad.

A spokesman for the general said he would reply to the senators’ letter.

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