Holder: Justice Department Will ‘Vigorously Use’ Voting Rights Act Against States

Matt Cover, CNS News, June 7, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and enacting voter-I.D. laws.

“It is the position of this Department of Justice and certainly this Attorney General that we will vigorously defend and vigorously use Section 5. The need for it is still there.”

Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires several southern states and counties in states such as California and Florida to get federal “pre-clearance” before they change any voting eligibility laws or voting requirements or procedures.

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The Justice Department recently cited Section 5 in a letter to the state of Florida ordering it to stop an ongoing effort to purge ineligible voters from its rolls, focusing on illegal immigrants in particular.

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Justice also blocked a South Carolina voter-I.D. law in December 2011, saying it violated Section 5’s prohibition on racially discriminatory voting laws. In March 2012, the department also blocked a Texas voter-I.D. law again saying that the requirement that people show a photo-I.D. to vote was racial discrimination.

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  • The VRA ’65 is unconstitutional for a lot of reasons, but one of those reasons is that it’s not uniform.  It’s applied differently in different places.  It would be like saying that foreign espionage is a Federal crime in Iowa but not in Vermont.

  • Holder is a true RACE-fascist who MUST be arrested and imprisoned.
    He is NO BETTER than a Communist KGB chief
    dispensing EVIL Justice at a whim.

    His vile “justice” is standard – IN COMMUNIST CHINA

  • Francis Galton

    Okay, States, this is where you’re supposed to invoke the Tenth Amendment.  Nullification for the win!

  • Diamond_Lil

    Let’s see what you’ve got, Eric.  States have been calling your bluff left and right.   You’re handling Fast and Furious like an amateur.  And prepare yourself for a big lose about two weeks from now in the Arizona case.

  • RockyBass

    Holder and Obama would be far better suited to running some Sub Saharan African country, they are bafoons of the highest order by white standards. While they may be super smart blacks and be almost as smart as the average Caucasian/Asian, they need a dumb people to admire their relative “genius” and blindly follow their non-sense.

    • anarchyst

      They’re not smart at all . . . they are merely running (and ruining) MY country like a third-world African backwater country . . .

  • Well, if Eric “My People” Holder can hold out until after the November election,  the issue will be moot.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Can’t GOP Secretaries of State just refuse to certify election results until all fraudulent votes are subtracted from the total?

  • Voter ID is racist as blacks are too stupid and lazy to get ID needed for welfare, check cashing, smokes, & booze. Its also racist as felons and those with warrants for arrest dont like to carry ID and are mostly black.

  • Hirschibold

    Did you know that if you want to enter DOJ headquarters to meet with Eric Holder, one of the prerequisites is to present an ID card to a security guard and then pass through a metal detector? Wouldn’t it be nice if that was also the standard to vote in a civilized country?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Eric Holder needs to sit down and SHUT UP!

    I don’t recall anything in the VRA that protects dead people and illegal aliens’ right to vote.

    Gov. Scott said Wednesday:  

    Not a single eligible voter as far, as I know, has been removed from the voter rolls. Not one. And we’re working to keep it that way.

    Their vote should not be diluted by people who don’t have the right to vote.  We need to be reviewing our voter rolls and making sure only those individuals who have the right to vote … are voting.

    How about enforcing anti-voter intimidation laws Eric Holder? Remember the New Black Panther threatening White voters at a polling venue, you POS?

    Holder will vigorously defend the rights of dead voters everywhere, and disenfranchise legally registered voters by protecting illegal voters.

    Bon

  • IstvanIN

    It is 1861 all over again.  Except this time it is the Federal Governmet against all of America.  Holder’s sole purpose is the extermination of white Americans. Mugabe, Jr..

  • Sheila Dinehart

    Another hoax perpetrated against that fool whitey…ok for the Black Panthers to threaten white voters at poll sites because blacks are not *empowered* thus cannot carry out racist acts upon non blacks (that is what he said)…just making sure Obama is elected to office again in the same way (voter fraud) he was elected to office of president to begin with…personally, I don’t care who the president is…just nice to see a clean dog race for a change… though what would that look like since America has never had one.

  • xxxtonygunsxxx

    all of a sudden i am a don rickles fan. the mop broke…. i like it…i got your back don
     http://www.digitalspy.com/celebrity/news/a386287/don-rickles-makes-racist-barack-obama-joke.html

  • Can you imagine anyone currently in this day and age  suggesting that blacks are being denied the right to vote because of the color of their skin! Not only is this outrageous, but it sounds a little mentally deranged. Holder is intent on aiding and abetting voter fraud under the auspices of Section 5.

  • Here is a prediction the SCOTUS will uphold the AZ law, more state will follow. Texas has SB 9 which has worked some but I bet if the AZ law is upheld Texas will be the next to follow. Second Eric Holder will end up leaving to where we do not know, the ID acts will go through. Fl will clean its voter rolls of frad votes. WI will have its id law intact and Unions wont be able to fix the elections. I see riots in the future boys lets be ready.

  • anarchyst

    It’s time to “go Galt” . . . WE whites are the PRODUCERS . . . REFUSE to use national banks, pull your money out and use credit unions and local state chartered banks instead.
    If you own a business, offer a substantial discount for CASH, preferably in gold and silver.  Barter goods for services and vice-versa. . .
    REFUSE to deal with companies that support the “diversity” and “multiculturalism” crowd. . . AND LET THEM KNOW WHY . . . they are insulting their very best customers . . .
    Refuse to deal with minorities . . . and let them know why . . . I am PROUD to be called “racist”.  I consider being called “anti-semitic” for putting AMERICA FIRST as a badge of honor . . . I don’t care what the “tribe” thinks . . . our esteemed (racist) “attorney general” eric holder has declared that whites are not covered by “civil rights (for some) laws . . . it appears that “equal justice under law” is a fiction in today’s world . . .
    SCREW THE GOVERNMENT ON TAXES . . . you might lose some “tax breaks” but will be better off in the long run . . . if “turbotax timmy geithner” can cheat on his taxes and get away with it . . . so can we.
    Obtain alternate IDs and a foreign passport . . . you may need it in the near future . . . It seems that with all the pandering to illegal aliens, we are “foreigners” and “third-class citizens” in our own country . . .
    We have to starve the beast . . . 20% of like-minded whites will be enough to bring the system down. . .