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Posted on 03/14/2012 10:15:48 AM PDT by jazusamo
The ruling against the new Texas voting requirements law by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder comes as no surprise to any who have been following the behavior of the Department of Justice's top official. A Monday (3/12/2012) report from The Washington Post, "DoJ Bars Texas Voter ID Law," is thoroughly consistent with a similar decree issued by the Department of Justice against a state law in South Carolina. In both states, their respective legislatures and governors had passed laws which required voters to present a state-recognized picture voter identification card in advance of voting. The card could be in the form of a state driver's license, a state identification card (as issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles), or a student identification card. In both cases, A.G. Holder has determined that the requirement of such verification is a violation of civil rights. The alleged victims of these laws were not individuals, per se, but ethnic or racial groups.
It takes indefatigable persistence to follow the unrelenting number of departures from the protections of equal justice taken by this Department of Justice and the Obama administration in general. Eric Holder no longer attempts, assuming he ever had before, to disguise the blatant favoritism for Democrat voting blocs in his rulings -- even while he applies selective enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the instances of Texas and South Carolina, the DoJ has elected to cite Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act as grounds for overruling the new state laws. Under this provision of the Act, the Justice Department or the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia must "preclear" any state laws that may create voting disenfranchisement for groups based upon ethnicity or color...
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Holder is a Racist POS who’s only looking out for “his people”.
Always the victim of something. But if whitey is the victim, they had it coming to them, I’m sure.
The actions of the current justice department make complete sense when viewed through the lens of critical race theory. Without justice there is no civilization. There is tribal society with tribes constantly fighting one another. This administration is taking us back thousands of years.
In 1976, I could not even buy books at the college bookstore without an ID that proved I was actually a student at that facility!!!
Holder, the sorry excuse we have for an AG, is so far out on a limb with this it’s sickening but neither he nor Obama care in the least.
Holder’s power is derived from the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In 2006 Congress extended the act for another 25 years. President George W. Bush signed the legislation giving the Department of Justice control over election laws in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (except 14 counties), 40 counties in NC, 4 counties in California, 3 counties in New York, 2 counties in South Dakota, as well as a few townships in New Hampshire and Michigan. The extension of the act in 2006 enjoyed strong bi-partisan support passing the House by a vote of 390 to 33 and the Senate by a vote of 98 to 0.
If the federal government derives its power from the people, it seems the people through their elected representatives and chief executive have chosen to apply the law selectively when it comes to the federal government interfering in the local and state election laws.