Conservatives claim they support the troops but in Missouri its a different story.
From the DLCC:
Military personnel could become collateral damage in the latest GOP attack on voting rights – a Republican-sponsored bill in Missouri that could effectively end many military voters’ ability to vote by mail.
In practical terms, the veterans’ advocacy group VoteVets.org has noted that HB 2109 would “demand that members of the military find someone in Missouri to hand deliver their absentee ballot.” If ultimately approved, this legislation would go into effect after the 2012 election.
Did you catch that? It goes into effect after the 2012 election. So, if Romney becomes president and his team of neo-con advisors (from the Bush Administration) decide to start another war and continue multiple military deployments, they wouldn’t want the troops to vote against Romney in 2016.