Skip to comments.Voting Rights Turnabout - Victory for disfranchised (White) Miss. voters ~ John Fund
Posted on 07/02/2007 5:32:45 AM PDT by Elle Bee
Last week a federal district judge found direct evidence that the political machine in Noxubee County, Miss., had discriminated against voters with the intent to infringe their rights and that "these abuses have been racially motivated."
Among the abuses catalogued by Judge Tom Lee were the paying of notaries public to visit voters and illegally mark their absentee ballots, manipulation of the registration rolls, importation of illegal candidates to run for county office, and publication of a list of voters, classified by race, who might have their ballots challenged. The judge criticized state political officials for being "remiss" in addressing the abuses. The U.S. Justice Department, which sued Noxubee officials under the Voting Rights Act, has called conditions there "the most extreme case of racial exclusion seen by the [department's] Voting Section in decades."
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...
Judge Lee concluded that Mr. Brown retained his power "by whatever means were necessary." According to the judge, Mr. Brown believed that "blacks, being the majority race in Noxubee County, should hold all elected offices, to the exclusion of whites." (Whites are 30% of the county's 12,500 people, but only two of the 26 elected county officials.) Judge Lee also criticized top officials of the state Democratic Party for "failing to take action to rectify [Mr. Brown's] abuses."
Shame our fair and balanced mass media will never report it. If it were a REPUBLICAN that did it, there'd be demands for a congressional investigation og the Bush administration's disenfranchizing of (HAH) minority voters, followed be demands for impeachment.
and Bush and the GOP just cower
As for Gonzales, I have no respect for his ability to be AG, but he is innocent of whatever the Democrats are trying to stick on him.
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