Skip to comments.Rep. Sensenbrenner pushes bill to update Voting Rights Act (RINO)
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:37:00 PM PST by jazusamo
Key lawmakers announced a rewrite of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, creating a test to judge which states are still so discriminatory that they need federal scrutiny of their voting decisions moving to revive the iconic law just months after the Supreme Court declared part of it unconstitutional.
In their June decision, the justices said Congress couldnt use discrimination from four decades ago to single out states for special federal scrutiny, so the proposal would update the test to look at recent federal court rulings that found a state or municipality violated voting laws.
Hans A. von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, called the bill an absolute disaster and said it would write race-based criteria into one part of what had been a race-neutral law.
For the first time, Sensenbrenners bill actually says that the protections of this amendment will only apply to racial minority groups, and they defined them in the law, and it specifically excludes white voters, Mr. von Spakovsky said. Theyre basically giving a get out of jail free card to black elected officials in the South, where they can discriminate all they want against white voters.
The bill includes a new definition of persistent, extremely low minority turnout.
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Eric Holder has to be delighted to have Sensenbrenner join Leaky Leahy and Conyers joining him, 0bummer has to be pleased also.
Classic RINO idiocy.
That Sensenbrenner guy is really turning out to be quite the GOP-E squish.
John Conyers must be really upset that we’re getting voter fraud under control in Michigan and they couldn’t even keep the white guy out of the Mayor’s position in Detroit.
Chamber of Commerce must be paying well.
Absolutely, he’s gone to the dark side.
“which states are still so discriminatory “
I didn’t know there were still states that didn’t allow blacks and women to vote.
Mr. Sensenbrunner, we’re comin to gitcha” TEA Party USA
One problem with using Census data for checking voting discrimination these days is that there are too many areas with a large percentage of noncitizens.
This is a potential improvement over what we had, by the way....not that the deal still can’t be bad.
RINO Sensenbrenner wrote GWB’s “Patriot Act,” which made Obama’s NSA the Holy Terror that it is today.
Yes, I know Sensenbrenner is a RINO, but I can't imagine why even a RINO would deliberately give this power to this Justice Department... I mean, we don't even need to imagine a JD that's controlled by radical left wing monsters, we actually have one... And the Civil Rights Division? A nest of vipers even without Obama's cop-killer lawyer appointee to head it up...
Unless you've lived under these draconian laws, you might not know what it's like to have to go to Washington and get their approval every time you change a polling station.
And to co-write such a bill with Conyers?
Just when you think you've come to grips with the Liberal tactic of using our own division and outrage as a weapon against us... here comes someone in the Republican Party presenting further evidence that Constitutionalists have no political party...
No, can't wait at least until there's a Conservative heading Justice... What's the pay off Sensenbrenner?
This one is a long term pet peeve of mine.
Sensenbrenner pushed the re-authorization of VRA in 2006 with GWB and GOP house and GOP Senate as is, months before getting creamed in that election .
That means that Bush signed this law passed by GOP in 2006 that included punitive voting rules restrictions on a handful of states, all Red conservative states. That meant that those conservative states had to get permission from Holder before enacting any new voter ID laws.
After Obama was re-elected, by some miracle the SCOTUS struck those provisions down that shackled those conservative states.
And here comes RINO Sensenbrenner again to help Dems put them back on.
Hes a senile old bastard
GOP needs to be looking at ways to disenfranchise the parasite class, not stack the deck against white people.
Couldn’t agree with you more. This has been a crusade with Sensenbrenner for several years, he should retire.
Amen to that, it’s pathetic!
Absolutely disgusting. The Supreme Court helps us out for a change and some Republicans want to overrule them and reinstate new race-based liberal tyranny. We need these morons out of the party.
The sort that would cause them to push Romney: they do not stand for what they say they do.
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America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Oh? Is there a problem? For two days now I have been arguing with “conservatives” about how the GOP and it’s lesser evil BS have to be flushed.
Well, I have been told that I support Obama when I oppose crap like this because the dem is worse. But maybe I’m just tired. Can someone refresh my memory about how voting for idiots like this is good for America again?
Cuz I just ain’t seeing it. Nor am I seeing how the Dem doing it is in any way worse.