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Holder: State Laws That Bar Felons From Voting Are ‘Too Unjust to Tolerate’
CNS News ^ | 02/12/2012 | Susan Jones

Posted on 02/13/2014 10:00:07 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

(CNSNews.com) – Three days after announcing that the U.S. Justice Department will recognize same-sex marriages in all legal matters, even in states that forbid it, Attorney General Eric Holder took a swipe at states that don’t allow felons to vote.

“In many states, felony disenfranchisement laws are still on the books. And the current scope of these policies is not only too significant to ignore -- it is also too unjust to tolerate,” Holder told a criminal justice forum at Georgetown University Law Center.

Holder urged lawmakers “to stand together in overturning an unfortunate and outdated status quo.” And he called on the American people “to join us in bringing about the end of misguided policies that unjustly restrict what's been called the ‘most basic right’ of American citizenship.”

“These laws deserve to be not only reconsidered, but repealed,” he said.

Holder said state laws that bar felons from voting are “not only unnecessary and unjust, they are also counterproductive” because they perpetuate the “stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals,” increasing the likelihood that they will commit future crimes.

Such “outdated” laws have a “disparate impact on minority communities,” he said, suggesting that this is, at heart, a civil rights issue.

Of the 5.8 million Americans who cannot vote because of current or previous felony convictions, 2.2 million are black, Holder noted.

“And although well over a century has passed since post-Reconstruction states used these measures to strip African Americans of their most fundamental rights, the impact of felony disenfranchisement on modern communities of color remains both disproportionate and unacceptable.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ericholder; felonyvoting; rigger; rigging; riggingthevote; voterigger
SUMMARY: Since black people commit most of the felonies and are unable to vote then the laws are racist.

Sarcasm ahead: "Gee, I wonder why Holder wants so many criminals to vote?"

1 posted on 02/13/2014 10:00:07 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Holder remaining as AG is too unjust to tolerate.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 10:02:59 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Let criminals vote?

Well, we do allow them to be President and Attorney General of the USA.....


3 posted on 02/13/2014 10:03:07 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder if he feels that way about the quarter of a million gun owners that CT just made into felons with its new scary gun registration law.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 10:04:15 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Must give guys like G. Gordon Liddy his second amendment rights back.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 10:04:43 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Holder: State Laws That Bar Felons From Voting Are "Too Unjust to Tolerate, but absentee ballot required postmark trickery to disenfranchise deployed military voters is just fine."
6 posted on 02/13/2014 10:07:04 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's so obvious why he's pushing this.
5.8 million new voters, 99% likely democrats.

7 posted on 02/13/2014 10:07:49 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Responsibility2nd

and they are forced to go out and commit more crimes simply because they can’t vote anymore.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 10:09:13 AM PST by digger48
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To: Responsibility2nd

This turkey has “tolerance” for only laws and people he agrees with.

What a complete travesty it is that he’s the top law enforcement officer in the country.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 10:09:23 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m actually okay with that, just as long as the convicted felon can reverse whatever damage he’s done the lead to his felony convicton — brought whoever he’s killed back to life, unraped whoever he’s raped, etc. Otherwise TS. He’s lucky he didn’t end up hanging from a tree.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 10:11:04 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Responsibility2nd

An AG and a President who flout the laws are too unjust to tolerate...


11 posted on 02/13/2014 10:11:10 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Navy Patriot

This is why the IRS and Elijiah Cummings are harrassing the people at “True the Vote”

They’ve managed to purge a lot of felons from the states voter rolls that the Democrats relied on for multiple ballots each election


12 posted on 02/13/2014 10:11:32 AM PST by digger48
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To: Responsibility2nd

simple solution:

if your state is one of the ‘intolerant’ states, when a ‘disenfranchised felon’ is released, make sure to release them into illinois


13 posted on 02/13/2014 10:14:04 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Does Holder think that he should be allowed to vote, even though he is widely known to have committed multiple felonies?

I thought he was too busy helping to rig elections to have much time to vote himself.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 10:15:12 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Hey Holder: Yo mama so fat _____________________ .


15 posted on 02/13/2014 10:19:29 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Actually, Holder makes sense from a moral equivalency point of view, in that, if felons can run the country, occupy office in DOJ, State Department, and White House, why shouldn’t they also be able to vote?


16 posted on 02/13/2014 10:19:54 AM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Notice that, as usual, it’s not because he gives a crud about felons, per se, but because, according to his own words, it affects “minorities” the most. And minorities, with him, of course means blacks.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 10:20:00 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: sten

At least there they can become governor.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 10:21:53 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the majority of felons were conservative Republicans, Eric the Holder wouldn’t be whining so much about this. He wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. He’s just working the voter registration rolls for his commie ‘RAT comrades. That’s all this is.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 10:25:37 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: mrsmel

ie, if almost all felons were white, Holder wouldn’t be out there asking for this. he’d be saying how great it was all these criminal whites couldn’t vote.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 10:29:52 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I agree. I wonder if he’ll do an about-face on this when it starts hitting home that legal gun owners aren’t registering.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 10:34:07 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

since it has nothing to do with race, he’d say it’s apples and oranges.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 10:36:34 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You’re right. Not to mention, all the hell he’ll put them through before that’s their primary concern.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 10:37:54 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Holder: State Laws That Bar Felons His People From Voting Multiple Times Are ‘Too Unjust to Tolerate’

Fixed it!

24 posted on 02/13/2014 10:40:53 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Holder is untouchable. Politics again is proven to be the world’s oldest profession, no disrespect to more honorable prostitutes.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 10:41:06 AM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Responsibility2nd

Gestapo General Holder has spoken: “Only Obey Laws that I can tolerate.”


26 posted on 02/13/2014 10:56:36 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“We need those RAT votes”, said Holder. “Obama is so unpopular, we can’t win without the criminal part of our base.”


27 posted on 02/13/2014 11:05:49 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Responsibility2nd

When you commit a felony, you lose many rights. If that felony happens to be breaking into my house threatening my family, the first right you lose is your right to live. Voting is the least of your concerns.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 11:25:24 AM PST by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: ozzymandus

Ask Eric if he thinks they should get their 2nd ammendment right back. :-)


29 posted on 02/13/2014 11:37:57 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s planning for his and Obama’s future.


30 posted on 02/13/2014 11:40:20 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I actually agree that if a felon has done his time, successfully completed his/her parole/probation and is back as a normal tax-paying citizen, then they should indeed be allowed to vote. Perhaps the only exception might be someone who has committed voter fraud in the past.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 11:42:16 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

OK, we’ll give you felons if you’ll give us no voting for public assistance parasites.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 11:45:09 AM PST by theymakemesick (Please join the corpse, please!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I not only don’t want felons voting there should be a minimum IQ for the low information crowd....also no vote for welfare recipients!!!


33 posted on 02/13/2014 12:04:19 PM PST by ontap
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To: Responsibility2nd
Of the 5.8 million Americans who cannot vote because of current or previous felony convictions, 2.2 million are black, Holder noted.

I wonder if Holder is as anxious to give these Americans back their 2nd Amendment Rights?

34 posted on 02/13/2014 4:35:56 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Responsibility2nd

- AG Eric Holder and b. hussein obama junior have financial/business ties to drug cartel kingpin Gutman


35 posted on 02/26/2014 6:29:50 AM PST by devolve (- and so I face the vinyl curtain - I will misspell simple words - I do it - my whey)
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