Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Ohio battles bullies at Justice--Obama voting officials push ethnic grievances
Posted on 08/31/2010 6:35:26 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Board of Elections today can stare down the increasingly rogue voting rights section of the U.S. Department of Justice, which continues to play ethnic politics nationwide. The state of Georgia recently forced the department to back off from its bullying tactics, and this Buckeye county should do the same.
Justice officials have threatened legal action against the county board unless it prints all its ballots in bilingual fashion. "With additional requirements for translators, community outreach, additional staffing and printing, the demand potentially would double the county's election costs," board member Rob Frost told Jennifer Rubin of the Weekly Standard. "The Justice attorneys said they were authorized to sue the county. ..."
The Justice Department's position is wrongheaded on several levels. First, the department bases its demand on Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act, which is meant to ensure ballot access for Puerto Rican natives who never learned English. Nothing in 4(e) requires that every ballot in a jurisdiction be printed in Spanish - but only that those Puerto Rican voters not be denied the right to vote due to an inability "to read, write, understand or interpret any matter in the English language." There's no reason to find the county noncompliant if most of its ballots are English-only, as long as its Spanish speakers have access to Spanish ballots upon request.
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That’s telling them. So there!!!!!!!
The Holder Gestapo is on a roll! Look out America!
I don't want them to impeach Obambi, let him serve out his term in disgrace, but don't make a martyr out of him.
I agree but maybe not on impeaching Obama. If ever a prez deserved impeachment he does and the sooner he’s out of there the less damage he’ll do.
He and Holder’s DOJ is a mess, it seems like most everything they do is about race and every stand they take seems like it’s for minorities.
I’m very, very aware that Obama deserves impeachment, but I don’t want to see the republicans go through that. There is too much they need to get accomplished without repeating the Clinton years. They can geld him quite effectively and use You Tube and the internet to get the word out to keep the pressure on DC. I would rather do that then risk the public turning because they think “those mean republicans are picking on a president again”
Yeah, that’s a good point. They’ve a ton of other things to get done and taking the time to impeach would probably bring some backlash that they could do without. I doubt he’d be effective without the House and a large majority in the Senate supporting him anyway.
We need to be doing things like cutting the funds for Obamacare until SCOTUS declares it unconstitutional and then it's gone. Need to get tax cuts passed, there's a lot of things that they can do immediately to get the economy back on track. I also think DOJ needs a housecleaning, and the EPA as well.
Here is a link explaining what happened in Volusia County in Florida. Central Florida is a very popular area for Puerto Ricans.
Maybe the whole country could just ignore Obama.
Thanks, I’d guess the number of Puerto Ricans in Ohio requiring assistance is a great deal less than in Florida. It looks like DOJ may be basing this thing in Ohio on what happened in Florida. I wonder if any precincts in the OH county have 15% Puerto Ricans.
Cuyahoga county has been a cesspool of Democrat corruption for at least 5 decades.The fact that socialist jackboots from Washington are giving them trouble is just about too ironic for words...
The notions around Zero’s impeachment are missing a VERY salient point. BEFORE there is impeachment there is “discovery” and that activity will be the moment the “no-standing” evidence to dismiss Zero comes to prominence and provides the legal grounds for the “Constitutional crisis” everyone is so “scared” of.
Given that Americans are successful in turning the Congress around in Nov, there will little or no regard for any more of LameStreamMedia’s non-sense.
There will be no repeat of the Clinton situation - Americans are already furious and incensed at the outright usurpation and treason in play - much further along than anything Slick Willie aver did.
Resisting the Muslim invasion/GZM vengence is evidence of that attitude.
The “Gun fight at the OK Corral” will be on....
I thought that a certain level of proficiency in speaking, reading and understanding the English language was a requirement for becoming a naturalized ciizen, and, moreover, that only citizens are allowed to vote. Or is these standards waived for voting as a registered Democrat?
Excellent point. Any immigrant that becomes a citizen should at least have the skills to fill out a ballot.
It’s not like they or most anyone else goes into a precinct cold turkey without knowing what or who they’re going to vote for. I and everyone I know do a little research on the subject before filling out the ballot.