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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Justice Department Might Investigate States’ Voter ID laws

One can hope, anyway. Senator Michael Bennett (D—Colorado) and fifteen other senators have written to Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting that the Justice Department examine whether the red states’ “Suppress The Vote” laws are in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

Their letter says in part:

“…These measures have the potential to block millions of eligible American voters…Studies have shown that as high as 11% of eligible voters nationwide do not have a government-issued ID. This percentage is higher for seniors, racial minorities, low-income voters and students…the burden of proof in this preclearance process is on those covered jurisdictions, which must be able to show that legal changes will not have a discriminatory impact on minority voters...The Department should also exercise vigilance in overseeing whether these laws are implemented in a way that discriminates against protected classes in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.”

Will the Obama Administration act on this request? Even if they do, there’s another possible unintended consequence:

The Corporate Arm of the Republican Party (formerly known as the Supreme Court) might solve the problem by overturning the Voting Rights Act.


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4 Comments:

Blogger jadedj said...

Most likely the SCOTUS (aka SCROTUM, or is that SCROTUMs, or SCROTA?) will overturn...as soon as the money is deposited in their off-shore accounts.

July 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I suspect it's only a matter of time before the Supremes overturn the Voter Rights Act. That would be perfectly in keeping with their M.O. as strict-constructionist liars and ideological toadies.

Good for those senators, for prodding Holder. They should follow up with an inquiry into the distribution of voting machines and the sending of test letters to registered voters in an effort to disqualify them.

July 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Civil Rights acts of 1964 and 1965 are almost a carbon copy of the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

There were reconstruction Voting Rights Acts as well.

All were overturned by the Supreme Court. History CAN repeat itself

Erik

July 10, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: I'm sure the SCROTUS will cover its tracks thoroughly before carrying out its Master's orders.

SW: You're probably right, they'll probably overturn the Voter Rights Act as ordered by their masters. And I agree, those voting machines and "test letters" should be investigated too.

Erik: I didn't know that, about previous Voting Rights Acts being overturned. Yes, history CAN repeat itself.

July 10, 2011 at 5:06 PM  

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