Holder Sends Poll Watchers to 18 States

Ben Kamisar, The Hill, November 3, 2014

The Department of Justice plans to send federal monitors to 18 states to watch for discrimination against voters.

Monitors will head to Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

“One of the Justice Department’s most sacred responsibilities is ensuring access to the ballot box for every eligible American,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message on the department’s website.

“I want the American people to know that the Justice Department will stand vigilant–working in a fair and nonpartisan manner to ensure that every voter can cast his or her ballot free of intimidation, discrimination or obstruction,” he said.


Holder used his statement to slam voter ID laws in a number of states. He called those laws “restrictive,” “burdensome” and “out of step with history.” But he emphasized that the Justice Department has to protect existing laws.

The DOJ will also have toll-free lines for voters to bring civil rights complaints, as well as the email address [email protected] and a fax number. {snip}

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  • MekongDelta69

    And of course, Eric Hold ‘Em Up will bring his ‘non-partisan'[sic] new black panthers with him for ‘protection.’

  • John Smith

    Photo ID is required to buy cigarettes, alcohol, firearms.

    Photo ID is required to get a library card, to enter a nightclub, buy an airline ticket.

    How in the world is it “racist” to require photo ID to vote in a US election?

    And we actually have the leftists making an argument on TV. And nobody slaps them down.

    This is such a straightforward (non) issue.

    • Raymond Daniels

      I went to go pick up a package from the post office and they asked me for I.D. They have some nerve !? Don’t they know that I.D. cards are “out of touch with history” and flat out racist? I wonder if I could sue?

      • JackKrak

        Asking for ID’s has a disproportionate impact on people who pick up packages.

        Ergo, ipso facto, abra cadabra, it’s racist.

    • kikz2

      unless you’re a whining dem…..

    • Rick O’Shea

      All they require in order to feel confident it is “racist” to do anything is for there to be a “disparate impact” on the black community.

      Well, there’s a disparate impact on the black community when you do anything. Because they’re a very different people with at least 60,000 years of very different evolution compared to whites (and to the rest of humanity in general.)

      If you make a law against just about anything, it will disparately impact them because they have less intelligence, less self-control, higher aggression, etc.

      If you require anything of your citizens, no matter how trivial or logical, it will be harder for blacks to achieve it. Whether that’s using a crosswalk, getting an ID, paying their water bill, being responsible about how many kids they pump out… you name it.

      • 1stworlder

        There one ability is at short distance runs.

  • Easyrhino

    Considering Holder’s track record I wouldn’t be surprised if the poll watchers were members of his beloved Black Panthers.

  • ncpride

    The Department of Justice plans to send federal monitors to 18 states to watch for discrimination against voters.

    Will this thug be on the look out for black men with clubs outside polling places?

    • Who Me?

      “Will this thug be on be on the look out for black men with clubs outside polling places?”
      He’ll be one of them…

    • StillModerated

      And will this thug be on the lookout for dead voters and rigged voting machines? I’m happy to say Virginia required a driver’s license for the first time which meant I didn’t see any black teenagers voting which I had seen in both 2008 and 2012. 99% of the voters drove to the polling place — an elementary school.

    • Budd Smith

      Only at black polling places.

  • Luca

    Where was he when the New Black Panthers were walking around with night sticks in front of the polls in Philly?

    • Cid Campeador

      QUESTION: Where was the Philly PD while he was calling for killing” Some Crackuhs and their little babies”.
      ANSWER: They were sitting in their vehicles listening to his rant. Not one action was taken against him.

    • TruthBeTold

      Testifying before Congress that he didn’t believe they did anything wrong.

      • Max

        Indeed, these guys had already been CONVICTED and were awaiting sentencing for this voter intimidation action and Holder stopped the process somehow at that point and actually said there would be (no prosecution of any blacks for voter intimidation going forward) -or something very similar. The exact quote is easy enough to find. This is patent racism since he specifically named blacks but this admin just gets a pass on this type of misconduct. Even in the face of there numerous other crimes and misdeeds this is really brazen but nobody in a position to do anything seems to care.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I thought he might contract those guys to do the poll watching. Outsource, you know?

  • IstvanIN

    That low-life Chris Mathews had a commercial for his show a few nights back were he stated that this election was about “voting rights”, which, of course, it is not. We need voter ID laws and strict penalties for voting more than once, voting in the wrong district, voting when not a citizen, and voting while dead.

    • Cid Campeador

      Stop lauding Chrissy by calling him a low life. Wait. I get it. If you said what you really feel, you’d be deleted.

  • Ringo Lennon

    I believe Holder and his Dems will cheat like crazy.

    • Cid Campeador

      It’s now 6:45 EST. The cheating is almost over. A round of thanks to all you Post Mortem inner city voters and put your hands together for all those live voters from duh HOOD who DID vote early so they’d have all Frickin’ day to vote “OFTEN”. With valet service.
      This is a total obscenity!!!

    • Who Me?

      Of course, and in other news, scientists have determined that water is wet and the sun rises in the east…..

  • superlloyd

    However, no checks or measures for detecting or combating multiple voting frauds will be countenanced. Misplaced, racist priorities from the DOJ yet again.

    I thought that Holder had resigned. He’s taking forever to leave.

  • Fed Up

    Guess Holder is scared spitless that the Liarcrats won’t get enough votes — so the illegal immigrants have to take up the slack.

    Now tell me: If you don’t need to prove WHO you are (that you’re an American citizen, legally registered) why can’t I and others who really are American citizens legally entitled to vote — vote two or three times? How is that unfair or illegal when any illegal alien can fraudulently claim citizenship and vote in our elections?

  • JR Kipling

    What “history” is that Eric? Black History? The version of history that has blacks creating everything instead of , in actuality, nothing.

  • TruthBeTold

    Gotsta put on the show for the black man. Let ’em know you got his back!

  • phorning

    Just read an article that former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon voted in violation of his bond in North Carolina. I’m sure we can expect a swift prosecution from Eric Holder.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “The Department of Justice plans to send federal monitors to 18 states to watch for discrimination against voters.”

    Holder is sending in monitors to keep an eye out for Black Panthers with clubs.

    Good thing he prosecuted those thug racists who tried to prevent Whites from voting in the 2008 election.

    The big question is: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    The most devastating account of voter fraud may be in the book ‘Injustice’ by J. Christian Adams. He was a Justice Department attorney, who detailed with inside knowledge the voter frauds known to the Justice Department, and ignored by Attorney General Holder and Company.

    One of these frauds involved sending out absentee ballots to people who had never asked for them. Then a political operator would show up — uninvited — the day the ballots arrived and “help” the voter to fill them out. Sometimes the intruders simply took the ballots, filled them out and forged the signatures of the voters.

    These were illegal votes for Democrats, which may well be why Eric Holder sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil.

    Thomas Sowell, Voter Fraud and Voter ID.

  • Caucasoid88

    How do these voters without IDs get to the polls? With a car?

    • crockadoodle6

      Democrats literally bus them in on school buses.

    • 1stworlder

      I guess you didn’t hear about the Acorn bus with homeless men given $15 for each time they voted

  • Ohmy!

    I voted this evening and I think that there might have been a poll watcher where I voted. Very Big Brother, don’t you think? Sitting behind the women who were asking the voter for his/her photo i.d. plus his/her home address, was a young white man (with an official looking badge on his shirt), sitting with his back against the wall. I was questioning to myself why this young man was there. In the past, I don’t remember seeing people sitting behind the women who talk to the voters, asking them for their voter registration info. I live in Virginia.

  • Musashi5000

    Yeah, well Holder’s out of touch with not being a race-baiting, opportunistic moron.

  • Holder is sending his poll watchers to make sure that every black and Mexxxican has the right to vote at least twice. Anything less than twice would be waycissss. Every white person here should use the email address to complain about discrimination against whites. Bombard the mailbox and shut it down.

  • dd121

    Try to get on an airplane with a “Holder I.D.”.

    • Ella

      Try to make a bank withdraw with no ID or write a check.

      • Or even check out a book from a public library.

        • Max

          As if they frequent libraries to borrow books.

      • PvtCharlieSlate

        Or get a senior discount for a municipal bus … worth 65 cents.

      • Max

        They make their bank withdrawls by other means; no ID needed.

  • ckmariner

    Yes, it is out of step with history, and so is desegregation.

  • John

    Holder is such an egregious hypocrite he’s certain to win the “Honorary Yarmulke Wearer” of the year award.

  • WR_the_realist

    “One of the Justice Department’s most sacred responsibilities is ensuring access to the ballot box for every eligible American,”

    Said by the man who quashed the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers after the government had already won a summary judgement.

  • RacialRay

    Who watches the watchers?

  • kikz2

    they were checking them in my precinct today.. i told them i was glad…..

    • Rick O’Shea

      Yea, I was asked to show my ID today when I voted and I was glad that they did so. I don’t want someone to be able to come in and use my existence as a way to vote (or vote again) simply because they know a few basics about where I live and what my name is.

  • Reverend Bacon

    ““I want the American people to know that the Justice Department will stand vigilant–working in a fair and nonpartisan manner to ensure that every voter can cast his or her ballot free of intimidation, discrimination or obstruction,” he said”

    Yes, it’s fair and non-partisan to set aside the guilty plea of the intimidators from NBPP in Philadelphia, then whine about some BS that everyone knows doesn’t exist. Fair, non-partisan Eric “My People” Holder.

    It turns out that many of the fraudulent voters already have ID, so voter ID only scratches the surface. But the idea seems to be “we’d rather let 10 criminal illegals vote than stop 1 citizen from voting, even if that citizen is just too stupid to bring their ID.

  • Ella

    If we did not have illegal and repeat voters, then, we would not need a voter ID law.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Nelson Mandela was also ‘…out of step with history.’

    • Rick O’Shea

      The entire black genome is out of step with history, or at least the history of civilization. It should have been a footnote of biological history. A fascinating subject for anthropologists to explore, but nothing anyone had to encounter in a living, breathing form.

      The fact that they didn’t fade out like other pre-modern hominids did, may very well end up being the issue on which the future of civilization turns.

      • Max

        We can thank our very white forebears for imposing this curse on us.

  • antiquesunlight

    Well I’m glad to see that Holder’s best efforts didn’t prevent a Republican takeover. Now I just pray we can actually get something worthwhile done.

    • Rick O’Shea

      I have very mixed feelings. I’m not sure slowing the leftist progress toward destroying this country is actually in our best interest.

      Anything which gets the average white person to think “okay maybe we can vote our way out of this after all, okay now we’ve set things back on a rational path” is counterproductive because meanwhile, the white birth rate remains in the toilet… and the demographic trends under the surface continue to utterly lay waste to us.

      I’m a big believer in “it needs to get worse before it can get better.”

      • Itooktheredpill

        Absolutely. I think thats one of the main problems. As bad as things seem to people who frequent this site and are aware the average “sheeple” needs things to get a lot worse before they wake up. Despite all the negative things that have happened life is still to good for the average middle class white. They are not about to go out in the street and march, protest, fight when they can go home and turn on their plasma tv and watch sports center. As mad as this makes me I try to be realistic. Things need to get worse in order for their to be a serious change. And I absolutely agree that voting our way out of this is a laughable option, but then I am a pessimist by nature.

      • jayvbellis

        Nah. Only lowest class Blacks think “bad means good”.

        Whites don’t want to live in a bad neighborhood, get a bad case of Ebola.

    • Max

      As glad as I might otherwise be I am confident that the Repubs will screw this up in the next two years. They always take the wrong message from the elections.

      They read this as: “The public wants (1.) a Republican version of Obamacare and (2.) a Republican version of Amnesty for invaders”.

  • Raymond Daniels

    I bet if you required an I.D in order to use your E.B.T cards every one of them would have an I.D. Problem solved.

  • Olorin

    Demonstrating yet again what “history” Eric Holder lives inside of.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I found this over at the conservative treehouse.

    • Raymond Daniels

      That should be classified as national art.

    • Rick O’Shea

      I hate how integral my people (the Irish) have been to the liberal cause. Chris Matthews is one of many, many examples.

    • Max

      “…seeing Chris Matthews pouting, priceless”.

  • Fed Up

    Great news! Holder’s poll-watchers not withstanding, yesterday the American Voters voiced their opinion of Obama’s utter stupidity and his blatant disregard for the law. OUR LAWS!

    If he shoves amnesty down Americans’ throats, rest assured, the Democrats will be out of power for well over a decade at the very least. As well as losing the White House after the 2016 election.

  • Fed Up

    I had to show my driver’s license yesterday at the polling place. Should I claim to be offended and file a complaint, I wonder?

  • I wonder if black men with clubs standing out side voting stations count?

  • ID is racist!
    I wonder if Holder is going to stop illegals from illegally voting for Democrats. /sarc

    White people need a country of their own.

  • I guess Eric Holder and the gang thought they were going to find all this “disciminayshun” against black voters.

    He need not have bothered. Blacks had a low turnout. Their turnout was definitely lower than in 2012, needless to say, and it was even lower than the 2010 midterms. This is a common theme to the way a lot of these races turned out yesterday: Black apathy made life easy for the red team.

    Here’s an example: The Congressional district that has East St. Louis will be represented by a Republican after the new year.

    James Kirkpatrick and other writers at V-Dare were worried that Republicans were underperforming among whites, ergo no real read wave this year. Turns out that the Republicans did have a relatively lethargic performance among white voters, a majority but not a landslide majority. But it didn’t matter, there was a red wave anyway. Why? Blacks didn’t show up, and Hispanics didn’t show up.

    Note: I tend to think exit polls do two things wrong: One, inflate the percentage of the electorate that is non-white ergo deflate the percentage that is white, and two, overstate the white percent of the vote that goes for Republicans.

    • Max

      The low black turnout is itself prima-facie evidence of discrimination, disenfranchisement and voter intimidation by white Republicans in Holder’s world.

      • Sam_Bowdin

        ….and in the sick world of white hating libs.

        • Sam_Bowdin

          sorry…that was redundant.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    When the U.S. was a more sane nation, a criminal like Holder would receive a tall tree, a short rope, and a good knot…

  • ghettovalley

    Requiring everyone to show ID in order to vote does not discriminate against anyone. There is absolutely nothing preventing anyone in this country from obtaining a photo ID. The only reason to be opposed to voter ID laws is because you wish to engage in or if you condone fraudulent voting.

    • 1stworlder

      Illegal aliens and the dead will be discriminated against.

  • Max

    I have had to show a gov’t issued ID (DL etc.) bearing my address for years now. As I live just outside of town I also have had to go SIX MILES to the poll since they moved it to the next town rather than just inside the city limits of the closest town where we formerly voted. This means it is a twelve-mile round trip. If this happened in “the black community” there would be a federal investigation.

    Can I now claim that the Democrats in charge tried to “disenfranchise me” by making a white guy bear this onerous burden to vote? I’m guessing not.

  • Sam_Bowdin

    “The Department of Justice plans to send federal monitors to 18 states to watch for discrimination against voters.”

    Here’s a few of them in action.

    This new Republican congress bettor unanimously reject “my peoples” communist successor. The illegal president won’t have to use executive order to let even MORE 3rd world hordes in.

    The candidate to succeed “my people” will open the flood gates en masse.

  • David Ashton

    Never mind about ID. What about IQ?

  • guest

    AG Holder wishes to improve government by getting everyone to vote. He has a closer
    challenge just to get his Department of “Just Us” into accord with the law and popular will.
    I refer to the DoJ compliance/non-compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. DoJ has
    had so much stumble, fumble, delay, denial about freedom of information that with Congressional nudging, the National Archives and Records Administration has set up a
    Mediation service to assist DoJ in meeting the spirit and letter of the FOIA law. But this
    seems to be far short of what the state of affairs under the DoJ roof requires. FOIA Requests are delayed indefinitely, denied arbitrarily, and there is a general lack of efficiency
    and responsibility of information management within DoJ. It is all too typical of photogenic
    AG Holder and photogenic President Obama to make a limelight out of easy voting when
    what is needed is some candlepower about the cloud cover DoJ has over public access to

  • Koriel

    They were not even checking ID’s where I went to vote in Memphis, Tn. When I said something that is when they checked my ID.