Marine Corps

The woes of military voting

Data: FairVote, Federal Voting Assistance Program; Chart: Axios Visuals

While military voters may seem like an engaged bloc, they consistently turn out at lower rates than the general electorate.

13 U.S. Marines charged amid human smuggling probe

In this image, a Marine is seen in the distance between two fence poles that are close up against the camera. The clear sky is behind the Marine, who is in full uniform.
A U.S. Marine supervises as other Marines install razor wire next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence on December 2, 2018 as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

13 U.S. Marines face charges including failure to obey orders, perjury, drunkenness, larceny and endangerment after being detained in July in a human smuggling probe, L.A. Times reports.

Catch up quick: 5 of the Marines "were charged with having direct involvement in the human smuggling conspiracy," a 1st Marine Division spokesperson told the L.A. Times. None of the 13 Marines charged were reportedly involved in "overall" U.S.-Mexico border support missions, the Marines told L.A. Times.