Skip to comments.Holder to black leaders: 'Sacred' right to vote under attack
Posted on 05/30/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT by Nachum
Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the "sacred" right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could weaken or block minority access to the ballot box this fall.
Forty-seven years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, "overt and subtle forms of discrimination still exists," Holder said in a speech before the Council of Black Churches. The twin factors of lingering bias and systematic assaults from the right, he said, means that "for the first time in our [lifetimes], we are failing to live up to one of our most noble ideals" - the right to equal access to the vote.
The brief speech was a call to arms for the black church, which since the days of the civil rights movement has been active in fighting for equal voting right for minorities. Holder, who was warmly received by the audience, told them his office is "aggressively" taking on the task of protecting that right, including challenging several state lawsuits that would overturn key provisions of the Voting Rights Act involving redistricting in Southern states and strict new voter I'd laws that could keep minorities, the elderly and young people of all races from casting ballots in the 2012 election - which analysts expect will be decided by a narrow margin.
(Also on POLITICO: Voting Rights Act under siege)
Ensuring that everyone who is qualified can vote "is one of our highest priorities," Holder told the council, adding that during his watch the Justice Department has taken on more than 100 cases involving voting within the past year, "a record number." Since President Bush re-authorized the Section 5 provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires some Southern states
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Holder is a lyin’ sack of excrement.
The sacred right to vote and your Black Panther thugs, eh Eric?
Worst Attorney General in history.
I guess that would be the sacred right to vote...
under an alias
From Google: List of things that require photo identification
1. Boarding an airplane
2. Writing a check
3. Cashing a check
4. Using a credit card
5. Driving a motor vehicle
6. Applying for a business license
7. Applying for permission to hold a protest or rally
8. Securing employment
9. Purchasing a house or real estate
10. Renting a domicile
11. Renting a motor vehicle
12. Purchasing a firearm (Includes BB guns)
13. Applying for a hunting license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID)
14. Applying for a fishing license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID)
15. Purchasing alcoholic beverages
16. Purchasing tobacco or products that contain nicotine
17. Purchasing a motor vehicle
18. Initial registration of a motor vehicle
19. Applying for a building permit
20. Receiving prescription medicine
21. Purchasing OTC medicine that contains pseudoephedrine
22. Serving on jury duty
23. Getting a bank account
24. Cash transactions of $5000.00 or greater
25. Sales tax exemption for people aged 80 and above
Yep, even worse than Mr. Janet Reno.
“voter I’d laws”
Politico must have an opening for a proof reader.
Yep. Reno was just an idiot. Holder is a corrupt idiot.
Well, he’s right.
Its under attack by vote fraud perpetrated by Illegal Aliens, Felons, Unionistas, ACORN members, etc.
Of course, that is not what the bum rag meant, I suppose.
He abetted the threat to voters and their rights by dropping all charges against the New Black Panthers who were filmed intimidating voters in the 2008 elections.
Holder simply dropped the charges and let them go...not only abetting those who committed this crime, but embolding others to do more and worse.
The day cannot come quickly enough when this cheap thug is out of office. Fast and Furious is right at his feet as well.
I hope Obama loses and then the Congress lets him get out of office and Romney sworn in before Darrell Issa lowers the boom on Holder and sends him to prison for the voter intimidation and for the entire Fast and Furious debacle.
The attorney general of the United States is knowingly using a complete falsehood to incite racial tension and possible civil unrest for purely political reasons. These are those “interesting times” that the oft quoted chinese proverb refers to.
“Holder is a corrupt idiot.”
Holder is a corrupt, openly racist, arrogantly discriminatory, idiot.
In most jurisdictions there is a failure to ID after dark or similar legislation/ordinance allowing the POlice to detain anyone who cannot produce ID under a wide spectrum of circumstances.
It seems that Holder would be all for everyone having free access to voter ID cards, if only to keep “his” people from being needlessly harassed...
If Obama was more of a lying sack of s### he would be Eric Holder. While the jug eared communist is out golfing, Eric Holder and his racist Justice Department is quietly screwing traditionalist America. (like Obama) Holder does not have one drop of slave blood, his grandparents immigrated to this “racist” county from Barbados. Holder would be climbing coconut trees if it weren’t for them
Hey Eric! The chickens are coming home to roost and we’re not taking your $h&% no more!
I love the way this administration pleads with black Curcn’s to helpprotect the right of the dead to vote while at the same time telling black Church’s that they must agree to same sex marriage.
Holder & Obama are so screwed up that on one hand they beg the Church to vote and on the other hand they turn on the black Church’s and push Homosexuals on them.
Illegal aliens have no sacred right to vote in America so Holder is, once again, a typical lying liberal.
A HUGE percentage of YOUR people Holder are entrenched generational parasites, essentially thieves preying on honest taxpayers, and shouldn’t be allowed voting rights anyway.
No Representation without Taxation.
Re your list of 25 things that require an ID:
“But, but... those things are important—that’s why an ID is necessary.” Major /S.
This should separate the Christian pastors from the pretenders. After all, the government is asking them to lie to their congregations.
Strict new voter what laws?
Where are the editors?
Where are the proof readers?
Where did this person go to school?
I overlook things like this in a post or a blog but this is (supposedly) a professional reporter at a professional news organization.
Yes I know it is a nit-pick, but if they are unable to report what is going on clearly then why should I give their opinion any weight?
(Oh and Holder is a race baiting liar, but that was obvious from the get go. So I will not comment on that)
Good list. If one doesn’t have ID to do any of the above, then they shouldn’t be voting.
The list omits such things as welfare, food stamps, and any other "benefits."
What a racist lowlife. NO ONE is putting up barriers for blacks to vote.
I’m thankful and respect those who have worked hard to help make us a colorblind society; many doing so by simply trying to love their neighbors as God asks. Sadly it doesn’t take much to stir up the pot, just hateful speach from a weak self serving excuse of a man...
Can you imagine what the leftists would’ve done if AG Alberto Gonzales would have said this to a group of evangelical (from predominantly white churches) pastor’s?
Excuse me...yes we are and we will continue to do so. Prove me wrong.
Hopefully we'll get them both.
Besides these disqualifications, he is the 2d biggest racist in the nation.
There is no US Constitutional right to vote!
That would eliminate half of "Holder's People" from voting for handouts.
Yes, Holder is lying. He knows he is lying and anybody with any sense at all knows he is lying.
Holder is deliberately stoking the fire of civil and racial distress. Anyone who loves his/her country will call him out on this.
“Rats are very dangerous when they’re cornered...”
That’s not true for our American leftist rats. They will cry, beg, bawl, surrender, plead and piss in their pants when confronted.
Confront any American leftist rat in a dark parking lot and you’ll see.
There’s a reason why American leftists are cheering on camel-jockey jihadists and never criticize them. The cowards hope to recruit goat-humpers to kill their enemies - you and me - because they don’t have the guts to do it themselves.
Your attitude automatically proves you wrong and we near the District know more than what you hear or read. My sources in Justice tell me Mr. Holder is getting into a real pickle about lots of things.