Skip to comments.Iowa Attorney General will defend Secretary of State in voter purge
Posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:42 PM PDT by iowamark
Iowas Democrat Attorney General is working with the Republican Secretary of State in the fight against a request from the Iowa ACLU that seeks an injunction to block the state from purging non-residents from the voter rolls.
Attorney General Tom Miller was asked about the issue Friday.
Were working very closely with the Secretary of State and his office concerning the rules concerning registration to vote. Theres a lawsuit, were actively defending that lawsuit, Miller says.
Secretary of State Matt Schultz plans to check a federal database of people who recently have become naturalized U.S. citizens.
After that cross-check, Schultz said those he still considers likely to be non-citizens will get a chance to appear at a hearing to prove they are a citizen. Miller says his office is helping Schultzs.
To try and shape a process ultimately where people who arent eligible to vote, do not vote. And people who are eligible to vote are not deterred or suppressed in any way from voting, Miller says.
Both of us are trying to handle this in a responsible way to balance those important issues, and were defending the lawsuit.
The Iowa American Civil Liberties Union and the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa asked a judge to block Schultzs plan, saying it would use lists that could remove eligible voters from the rolls.
Symbiosis? In politics? I don’t believe it.
But the list might contain ineligible voters right now. A state has to have some mechanism to check for valid and invalid voters. Now why would the ACLU (and the Dems) not want to make sure there are no ineligible voters voting? Inquiring minds can guess the answer!
This is quite a switch for Tom Miller.
He’s usually a reliable, lockstep liberal...
Maybe he still is. An old Leftist tactic is to sue the government, and have their allies within government deliberately LOSE the case.
Maybe he is “keeping his friends close and his enemies closer.”
I don’t know anything about Miller, but I am suspicious. Those of us on the right have been way too gullible for way too long. We have trusted the left to be honorable because we are. Most on the left are NOT honorable or honest or trustworthy. We shouldn’t forget that.
It sounds like positive news, but I’d be careful.