Skip to comments.REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LABELS TEXAS AS 'DISCRIMINATORY'
Posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT by mandaladon
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN--During a filibuster-style radio interview in Milwaukee Friday, senior Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) charged that the State of Texas as a whole had a tendency to discriminate against minority voters and should be placed back under Holder Justice Department supervision thanks to his proposed legislation. After the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Acta policy that held a number of southern states like Texas and other jurisdictions structurally discriminatory toward minorities until proven otherwiseRep. Sensenbrenner vowed to revive the law. When pressed to justify his desire to again empower the Justice Department, he labeled Texas and Georgia as prime examples of statewide, structural discrimination against minority voters. Texas and Georgia are the two worst, Rep. Sensenbrenner argued. Texas and Georgia havent gotten the message. Rep. Sensenbrenners assertion that Texas is one of the worst involves sporadic instances of counties or voting jurisdictions not having adequate supply of foreign language ballots for an election. Out of Texas 254 counties, only seven instances have occurred in 15 years. According to Rep. Sensenbrenners interview, such instances justify his labeling the entire state as being discriminatory. Former Justice Department attorney and whistleblower J. Christian Adams broke down the harsh realities that would arise, should Rep. Sensenbrenner and the organized left pass his legislation. [Rep. Sensenbrenners] bill would empower corrupt leftist bureaucrats to manipulate or block state election integrity laws. The reason the left is so keen to have Mr. Sensenbrenners bill pass is because they know how partisan voting rights enforcement has become at DOJ. His bill will be used to help turn Texas blue if it passes. It will be used to erode the Constitutional balance of power the states have over their own elections.
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May God smite him
These people should retire before going senile.
The Group of Other Progressives (GOP)
Don’t like election results? Send in the Holder thugs.
We have to get rid of the “Republicans” before we can do anything with Democrats.
Something about clearing the mote in another’s eye with a beam in your own.
Or trying to cast out Satan with Beelzebub.
Why don't you come on down to Texas and deliver it, Jimmy?
Good one except it should be Gang of Other Progressives.
Sensenbrenner is clearly past his onset of senility.
....or Gang of Outdated Putzes......
NSA probably recorded him with a prostitute.
Yeah, that mean ol’ Tom DeLay saw to it that a black majority district was created in the state and Chris Bell (D) lost his House seat to a black Democrat. Well Chrissy Sissy couldn’t blame the black voters for his defeat so he lashed out at Tom DeLay with an ethics charge on his way (one that has since been overturned, despite the stacked Austin jury).
I will NEVER understand why ANY Republican would use Democrat talking points against another Republican. McCain, Brewer (in AZ), now Sensenbrenner. Does the name Ronald Reagan mean ANYTHING to these turncoats??
Not my problem. Ballot initiatives are language specific and can be litigated in court. When you have 5 translations of "the law", you have no law.
“...not having adequate supply of foreign language ballots for an election.”
Why should anyone who can’t speak English be allowed to vote?
Come on down James. We here in Georgia would like to show you what real voting looks like as opposed to the fraudulent crapola you seem to favor
With electronic ballot boxes, the “number of ballots” available in each language becomes a moot issue.
I wonder what Sensenbrenner thinks of Husein and michelle
requiring photo id from everyone who attends their
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