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  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • Tucker Carlson Destroys Roll Call Columnist Who Calls Jeff Sessions Racist [VIDEO]

    11/18/2016 7:08:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    The 405 Media ^ | November 18, 2016 | the405radio
    Tucker GRILLS Jonathan Allen On Jeff Sessions Being Racist FULL Interview 11/18/2016 Jonathan Allen Tells Tucker Carlson That “Senator Sessions has been opposed to the Voting Rights Act in the past.”
  • US Justice Department to dispatch fewer election observers

    10/19/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 3:57 AM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer specially trained election observers this year as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. The reduction is likely to diminish the department’s ability to detect voter intimidation and other potential problems at the polls. It comes as more than a dozen states have adopted new voting and registration rules, and as Republican candidate Donald Trump warns without evidence that the Nov. 8 election will be rigged and exhorts his followers to be vigilant against unspecified fraud. “It’s cause for...
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Texas’s voter ID law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 2011 state law, widely viewed as the one of the nation’s strictest such requirements, ruling that it violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. "The record shows that drafters and proponents of SB 14 were aware of the likely disproportionate effect of the law on minorities, and that they nonetheless passed the bill without adopting a number of proposed ameliorative measures that might have lessened this impact," Judge Catharina Haynes wrote in the ruling.
  • NAACP Joins Soros Army Plotting DC Disruptions, Civil Disobedience, Mass Arrests (Scared of Trump)

    04/06/2016 5:25:59 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 47 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 04-05-2016 | Aaron Klein
    Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a group that says it champions citizen interests, is a lead organizer of Democracy Awakening. Weissman told Breitbart News in an interview on Tuesday that the Awakening movement’s specific plans for “direct action” are not yet finalized, but he said it will include civil disobedience and activists risking arrest. This Presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. States with the worst histories of discrimination are pushing for new barriers to block the young, the poor, the elderly and minority voters from the ballot...
  • Arizona Democrats say hours-long poll lines suppressed vote

    03/24/2016 9:11:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 7:34 PM EDT | Bob Christie and Ryan van Velzer
    Hours-long waits for some Arizona residents wanting to vote in the presidential primary have led to accusations of voter suppression from Democrats and civil rights proponents who cite a decision by elections officials to slash the number of polling places this year. Residents in metro Phoenix have been bristling for years over a perception that state leaders want to make it harder for them to vote, and the mess at the polls Tuesday only heightened their frustration. Republican lawmakers passed a series of measures in recent years aimed at cracking down on voter fraud, but opponents believe the changes were...
  • Video: Justice Thomas ‘a symbolic Jew,’ ‘has invited a metaphoric Hitler to commit holocaust’

    06/28/2013 7:56:50 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 9 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/28/13 | David Freddoso
    Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson...made history today with his comments on Justice Clarence Thomas. He’s just lucky he was on Martin Bashir’s show and so no one was watching:
  • MSNBC Contributor Calls Clarence Thomas “Symbolic Jew,” But Faces No Backlash

    06/28/2013 10:59:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.28.13 | Kaylin Bugos
    We try to stay out of the muck here on the Spectacle Blog, but it’s Friday, and this one was too outrageous to ignore. MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson made a comment yesterday that should have fueled mass outrage. After Clarence Thomas voted with the majority to strike down the section of the Voting Rights Act requiring certain jurisdictions to receive pre-clearance before making any changes to voting laws, Dyson said of Thomas: “A symbolic Jew has invited a metaphoric Hitler to commit holocaust and genocide upon his own people.”
  • Bill is a way to boost Latino political power

    09/29/2015 6:14:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2015 | Cristóbal Alex
    Every American has the right to make his or her voice heard. Sadly, 50 years after the passage of the nation’s most important voting law, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, millions of Americans continue to be silenced at the voting booth because of a deadly one-two punch to our democracy – attacks on voting rights and an explosion of unlimited political spending in our elections.
  • Obama to call for Voting Rights Act restoration on law's anniversary

    08/04/2015 11:09:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama will call for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act on its 50th anniversary Thursday, the White House said. Obama will hold a teleconference to commemorate the landmark legislation and call for its renewal, following a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that voided one of its central provisions. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who rose to prominence in the 1960s as a civil rights leader, will participate. The event will allow Obama to draw a sharp contrast with Republicans, many of whom argue some provisions of the 1965 law went too far. It will take...
  • Republicans slam brakes on voting rights bill

    08/01/2015 1:09:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Video at link. Reps John Lewis and Linda Sanchez deserve the littlest fiddle award. House Republican leaders are slamming the brakes on voting rights legislation, insisting that any movement on the issue go through a key Republican committee chairman who opposes the proposal. House Democrats are pressing hard on GOP leaders to bring the new voter protections directly to the floor. That would sidestep consideration in the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has rejected a bipartisan proposal to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) in the wake of a 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted a...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • Election fraud time again

    07/22/2015 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/22/15 | Ed Wood
    Gee, how time flies when you’re having fun. Election time again! But isn’t it always? You who follow these columns may recall that a couple of weeks ago I fearlessly predicted that Hillary would win the 2016 presidential election. Do I think she is the best qualified candidate? Of course not. But her ace in the hole — voter fraud! Oh, I’m not talking about handing out fruit jars of moonshine, as was the custom here in Tennessee and in my native state of Virginia. The “revenooers” pretty well put them out of business and the hooch runners had to...
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantor’s leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee — a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • Dem voting bill targets states with 'record of racial discrimination'

    06/25/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Democrats have rolled out a proposal that would restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down in 2013. The bill, introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), would establish a new formula to determine which state and local governments are required to get approval before changing their voting laws. Under the legislation, states that have a "record of racial discrimination" within the past 25 years would need federal approval to change their voting laws, according to a fact sheet from Leahy's office. The proposal would also allow...
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) Bill Imposes Federal Control Over Virginia, Texas Elections

    02/19/2015 2:36:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced legislation which would have the effect of placing all of Virginia’s election laws under Justice Department oversight, and Virginia isn’t the only state that would fall into federal election receivership. Sensenbrenner’s bill, H.R. 885, is co-sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus. It revives federal control through the Voting Rights Act over every state election law change. In 2013, the Supreme Court’s Shelby County vs. Holder decision struck down this power as an outdated and unconstitutional relic from a half-century ago. Texas would also fall under immediate federal...
  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases (legalizing fraud?)

    07/30/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 7:00 PM EDT | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters. The department criticized a Wisconsin law that requires voters to present photo identification at the polls and an Ohio law that limits when voters can cast an early ballot. The court papers from the federal government are aimed at persuading judges that the laws, which are being challenged in court, are discriminatory and block access to the ballot box. […] The Justice Department has warned of legal actions against states after the...
  • House Judiciary chair: Voting Rights Act adequate, no deal soon on immigration

    06/27/2014 9:39:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Dallas News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — A key GOP lawmakers said Thursday that he’s in no hurry to restore Justice Department scrutiny to Texas and other states under the Voting Rights Act. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of that landmark civil rights law — the formula that identified nine states and some smaller jurisdictions with such an egregious history of violating the rights of voters that they would have to get federal permission before moving a polling site, shifting district boundaries or making any other election-related change. “There is a great deal of dispute in many quarters...
  • Black Caucus targets Goodlatte in push for voting rights fix

    06/18/2014 11:31:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    The head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is pushing House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to take up legislation restoring the voting rights protections shot down by the Supreme Court last year. Democratic leaders and others urging consideration of the bipartisan bill to update the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) have previously focused their pressure campaign on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). But with Boehner showing little interest and Cantor soon to exit leadership after last week's primary loss, CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) switched gears Wednesday and turned the pressure directly on...