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Justice Department sues North Carolina over voter law
http://www.foxnews.com ^ | september 30, 2013

Posted on 09/30/2013 1:44:56 PM PDT by lowbridge

The Justice Department announced Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voter ID rules.

The suit claims that the North Carolina statute violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and would seek to have the state subject to federal pre-clearance before making "future voting-related changes." The suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville, Tenn. Attorney General Eric Holder said "by restricting access and ease of voter participation, this new law would shrink, rather than expand, access" to voting.

The Justice Department will ask a federal judge to place the four provisions in North Carolina's new law under federal scrutiny for an indeterminate period. The suit is the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

North Carolina's new law scales back the period for early voting and imposes stringent voter identification requirements. It is among at least five Southern states adopting stricter voter ID and other election laws. The Justice Department on Aug. 22 sued Texas over the state's voter ID law and is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit over redistricting laws in Texas that minority groups consider to be discriminatory.

Republican lawmakers in southern states insist the new measures are needed to prevent voter fraud, though such crimes are infrequent. Democrats and civil rights groups argue the tough new laws are intended to make voting more difficult for minorities and students, voting groups that lean toward Democrats, in states with legacies of poll taxes and literacy tests.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bigot; contempt; criminal; doj; electionfraud; holder; northcarolina; perjury; racist; threatmatrix; votefraud; voterfraud

1 posted on 09/30/2013 1:44:56 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Meanwhle, there’s no justice for the families whose loved ones were murdered in Benghazi?????????????


2 posted on 09/30/2013 1:48:18 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: lowbridge

Amazing the restricting early voting is some kind of violation. There’s no need for it, period. It’s a convenience - not a right. %^&* off Holder - you racist pr*ck.


3 posted on 09/30/2013 1:48:26 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: lowbridge

THREE YEARS TO OBTAIN A FREE ID?

TOO LONG! </sarcasm>


4 posted on 09/30/2013 1:48:57 PM PDT by struggle
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To: lowbridge

Good NC needs to take this to the Supremes and smoke Roberts and Alito out of the closet...


5 posted on 09/30/2013 1:49:04 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: lowbridge
The Justice Department announced Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voter ID rules.

Marxists just hate free and fair elections, n'est ce pas?

(And, they never figure out that undermining free and fair elections affects THEM TOO; that is, until it's too late).

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6 posted on 09/30/2013 1:50:08 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: lowbridge
Batter up.

Bad Grammar and Lawlessness in DOJ Fight With Michigan Over Foreign Languages


7 posted on 09/30/2013 1:53:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The DOJ was the army THE FOREIGNER was talking about to do his bidding. WITHHOLDER and THE FOREIGNER are locked at the him in their hatred for this country.


8 posted on 09/30/2013 1:57:43 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: lowbridge

Holder should be forced to RESIGN...

All he wants to do is sue states that want voter ID. Laws..

Holder does not want any type of ID as it will destroy his and obama’s crooked voting..it will stop the dead from voting, and the minority of voting multiply times..

surely the dept of Justice has tons of jobs that need their attention..this nonsense needs to stop.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: lowbridge

First judge should toss the lawsuit claiming that the DoJ has no standing.

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.


10 posted on 09/30/2013 1:59:50 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: lowbridge
It does matter who votes but, it matters more who counts the votes. The majority of voter fraud involves counting. For many years the Dems have been stealing elections.
11 posted on 09/30/2013 2:02:17 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: lowbridge
you cant buy some cough medicine without ID...get a life...voter ID should be a non issue...rep gov should dismiss the demo atty gen...let the legislators pick a neutral party to handle the case
12 posted on 09/30/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: lowbridge
Written in stone:
Thou shalt not deny AG Holder his low-info fraudulent voters.
13 posted on 09/30/2013 2:06:45 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: lowbridge

Q: How do you know we're under a Totalitarian Dictatorship?

A: Eric Holder still has his job.

14 posted on 09/30/2013 2:07:40 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: True Grit

Gonna be an interesting election year in Detroit since the state has effectively seized control of their elections. When the white guy (D) won the primary election they immediately stripped him of some 40% of his votes with no explanation. The state forced them to return his votes.

We also have a new law requiring election oversight of traditional “problem areas”.


15 posted on 09/30/2013 2:08:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge

Don’t fold, Pat.


16 posted on 09/30/2013 2:09:22 PM PDT by moovova
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To: lowbridge


17 posted on 09/30/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
Meanwhile, back at the injustice department...

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


18 posted on 09/30/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (--0)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Q: How do you know we're under a Totalitarian Dictatorship?

A: Eric Holder still has his job.

Holder's "I Have A Dream" Speech


19 posted on 09/30/2013 2:34:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: lowbridge

Anywhere you go, work, apply, visit, enter, ride, fly, you need to show an ID but the DOD and the regime says you can vote without anyone knowing who you are or how many times you voted. If this isnt criminal what is? We need to stop the insanity and start hauling thier a##es to jail


20 posted on 09/30/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: lowbridge
You need an ID for just about everything else.
Voter fraud violates the rights of everyone who votes legally. Sue about that instead.

21 posted on 09/30/2013 2:50:36 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: lowbridge

Why are moderate voter ID laws and moderate abortion restrictions always labeled “tough” or “sweeping” by the MSM? Isn’t Obamacare “tough”? It requires hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of bureaucrats and endless column-inches in the newspapers to explain, and carries penalties for non-compliance. Isn’t that kind of “tough”?


22 posted on 09/30/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: lowbridge
"imposes stringent voter identification requirements"

Like having a drivers license or state photo ID? Like what you need to buy beer or sign up for any other government program? By that standard, signing up for social security has "stringent" requirements, but you'll never hear the media describe it as such. That is 1/100th of the trouble signing up for Obamacare.
23 posted on 09/30/2013 2:55:14 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: MestaMachine

Help me out, I think I lost count of how many states this rat his sued for one reason or another.

There really are no words left to describe this everlasting disaster.


24 posted on 09/30/2013 11:48:48 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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