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Holder: DOJ Will Not Hesitate To Protect Voters

From the Politico:

Eric Holder: Despite ruling, DOJ ‘will not hesitate’ to protect voters

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | June 25, 2013

The Justice Department will continue to protect Americans’ voting rights by all legal means, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a key piece of the Voting Rights Act.

By overturning the formula that forces certain states and localities to seek advance permission for changes to voting procedures, the high court has "invalidated an essential part of the Voting Rights Act, a cornerstone of American civil rights law," Holder told reporters.

But the Obama administration will keep pushing to protect voters, he said.

“Let me be very clear: We will not hesitate to take swift enforcement action using every legal tool that remains available to us against any jurisdiction that seeks to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s ruling by hindering eligible citizens full and free exercise of the franchise,” Holder said, not long after President Barack Obama said he was "deeply disappointed" by the ruling—a phrase Holder echoed twice.

Really? This from the man who refused to prosecute some of the most blatant vote intimidation ever witnessed, when armed New Black Panther Party thugs patrolled in front of a polling station in Philadelphia.

Besides, someone needs to remind Mr. Holder that minority turnout hit record levels in both 2008 and 2012. In fact, in some districts there seem to have been more minority voters than residents. So how much is enough?

Problems with voting “have not been consigned to history,” he said, and the Voting Rights Act has proven key in defending voters. In 2012, lower courts ruling on preclearance requests blocked a South Carolina voter ID law and a Texas congressional redistricting map, the attorney general noted. “Without the Section 4 coverage formula, neither of these discriminatory voting changes would have been subject to review, and both could have been implemented immediately,” Holder said…

Don’t voters don’t have the ‘right’ to not have their vote cancelled out by illegal voters? Doesn’t the Texas legislature have the same ‘right’ as every other legislature to determine its congressional districts?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Holder: DOJ Will Not Hesitate To Protect Voters”

  1. Enthalpy

    Since when does the truth mean anything to Holder? Wherther its securing pardons for the “unpardonable, implementing the vile Fast and Furious treason, or failing to investigate or prosecute people of color, you can count on Eric Holder. As Holder said.”“Let me be very clear: We will not hesitate to take swift enforcement action using every legal tool that remains available to us against any jurisdiction that seeks to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s ruling by hindering eligible citizens full and free exercise of the franchise,”—unless they are White.

  2. Liberals Demise

    No doubt he’ll get the new black panthers to enforce voter intimidation. ……… I mean, rights.
    This could just be Holders version of “Shovel ready” jobs. (So to speak)




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