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Nov. 4, 2014

Holder Monitors the Polls

This Election Day is the first major election since Shelby County v. Holder, a Supreme Court decision finding that some provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were no longer applicable. It gave states more control of their own voting laws – and the feds are fighting back. Attorney General Eric Holder announced he sent poll monitors to 18 states. This move comes on the heels of Holder’s infamous suits against Texas and North Carolina, challenging the constitutionality of voter ID laws in those states. Last year, even Obama played a part in the federal government’s attempt to regain power when he created the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. “One of the Justice Department’s most sacred responsibilities is ensuring access to the ballot box for every eligible American,” Holder said in a video message. “Over the last six years, my colleagues and I have taken robust action to safeguard this fundamental right, challenging unnecessarily restrictive proposals like certain voter ID laws.” While pursuing so-called equality, Holder forgets the justice of preserving the integrity of the votes already cast by preventing actual fraud. More…

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