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Rep. Elijah Cummings Attacks Tea Party (Threatens with prosecution)
PJ Tatler ^ | October 5, 2012 | Christian Adams

Posted on 10/05/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Elijah Cummings needs someone in his office that knows election law to write his next letter attacking the Tea Party. This week, Cummings sent a nastygram letter to the Houston based Tea Party group True the Vote. The organization has been working to clean up the voter rolls of dead and ineligible voters. Apparently this sort of civic minded volunteerism rubbed Cummings the wrong way. The Baltimore Sun reported his threats to a group of law-abiding private citizens:

In a letter to Texas-based True the Vote, the Baltimore Democrat argues that the group and its affiliates have been unsuccessful in identifying people who are incorrectly registered. Instead, Cummings argues, the groups are jeopardizing to disenfranchise people who are correctly registered to vote.

“At some point, an effort to challenge voter registrations by the thousands without any legitimate basis may be evidence of illegal voter suppression,” Cummings wrote. “If these efforts are intentional, politically-motivated, and widespread across multiple states, they could amount to a criminal conspiracy to deny legitimate voters their constitutional rights.”

Cummings needs to get himself a lawyer who knows more about election law and less about playing the race card. First of all, there is no federal statute which mentions “voter suppression.” That is rhetoric used by the left to chill legitimate political activity that doesn’t help the left. Secondly, as reported yesterday here at PJ Tatler, True the Vote is discovering individuals who voted twice in federal elections. Perhaps Cummings objects to this discovery for reasons we can only speculate. Third, federal law allows citizens to bring cases under Section 8 of Motor Voter (a law Cummings supported) to force states and counties to remove dead and ineligible voters. Perhaps Cummings is against the removal of dead voters, again, for reasons we can only speculate.

Cummings makes up law when he says if the effort to remove voters ”are intentional, politically-motivated, and widespread across multiple states, they could amount to a criminal conspiracy.” Balderdash. There is no such law. In fact, the effort to remove dead voters are intentional and widespread across multiple states. They aren’t politically motivated, but they are motivated by having clean elections.

Cummings, from his Congressional perch, then demanded private information from the group without any legal authority. Such are the ways of those in power who think they can intimidate private citizens.

Once upon a time, Congressmen would applaud civic minded Americans who worked to eliminate lawbreaking in American elections. Cummings, apparently, has a different point of view. He would rather make hollow threats against law abiding Americans attempting to clean up voters rolls with 2,500,000 ineligible voters infesting them.

True the Vote invited Rep. Cummings to actually participate in the training they offer. If he declines the opportunity to actually learn the truth about what True the Vote does, we’ll know for sure who is really “politically motivated.”

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J. Christian Adams is an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery). His website is www.electionlawcenter.com.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blacks; congress; democrats; elijahcummings; maryland; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; voterfraud
Typical.
1 posted on 10/05/2012 9:08:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see this idiot sue - I’ll bet they clean his clock in a courtroom.

And then respond with triple damages.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 9:15:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle; 2ndDivisionVet

Consider the source. I’m sure he’s good friends with Hank Johnson who thought Guam would tip over with a Marine buildup. haw.

Don’t tread on us, Elijah........


3 posted on 10/05/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All True the Vote has to do is point out that they have had dead Republicans removed too.
4 posted on 10/05/2012 9:22:41 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Hank Johnson’s fears about Guam in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=ITx4aFhASTE


5 posted on 10/05/2012 9:26:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll find himself in deep water. Likely the Texas True the Vote group is an affiliate of a nationwide movement originating and funded and guided by a major private justice defending organization (which I support with a paltry few dollars, but whose name I cannot bring to mind or keyboard at this moment).


6 posted on 10/05/2012 9:28:55 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Racist, bigot, panderer, community organizer...1%er"

7 posted on 10/05/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUEC! You’re nothing but a bitter, angry, lying racist.

This “angry black man” thing is way beyond tiresome in 2012. Time to get a new gig you pathetic racist.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 9:37:43 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUEC! You’re nothing but a bitter, angry, lying racist.

This “angry black man” thing is way beyond tiresome in 2012. Time to get a new gig you pathetic racist.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 9:39:33 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This TEA Party group is Houston Texas based.

Elijah still has a butthurt from Roger Clemens and Rusty Hardin cleaning his clock.

Good.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 9:44:56 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A true genius among the CBC . . . this guy has likely had a district of 93-percenters drawn around him so he can win.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 10:04:02 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we aren’t a nation of laws any more. sadly.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 10:19:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JimmyMc
All True the Vote has to do is point out that they have had dead Republicans removed too.

Elijah knows that dead republicans vote democrat too.

13 posted on 10/05/2012 10:51:40 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So much hate from such a small, small racist bigot. Elijah really needs to lighten up. Life is too short to display so much hate.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 10:53:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The organization has been working to clean up the voter rolls of dead and ineligible voters.

Apparently he does not want his constituents' voting hindered in November.

15 posted on 10/05/2012 11:15:05 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Representative of what? Not anyone in the US.


16 posted on 10/06/2012 1:01:15 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: F15Eagle

All together they don’t have an IQ of 100......it’s very sad for their dumb constiuents.


17 posted on 10/06/2012 2:35:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: freekitty

Just another Martin Luther King wannabe.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 2:43:13 AM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, safety is off.)
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