Skip to comments.Justice Dept. challenges 'extremely aggressive' NC voting restrictions
Posted on 09/30/2013 11:33:22 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The Justice Department sued North Carolina Monday in the latest salvo in the Obama administration's ongoing battle against restrictive state voting regulations.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, seeks to topple provisions of a new statute that reduce early voting access and require North Carolinians to show photo identification before they are allowed to vote.
"The state legislature took extremely aggressive steps to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans," Attorney General Eric Holder said during a news conference at the agency's headquarters.
In the last election cycle, more than 70 percent of black voters in North Carolina cast their ballots during the early voting period, Holder said.
Proponents of such laws contend they are needed to prevent voter fraud, an assertion Holder brushed off as "not real."
"We will show that these are discriminatory, both in intent and impact," Holder said.
The DOJ is also asking the court to reinstate a requirement that the agency sign off on any changes to election procedures in North Carolina and other states with histories of discrimination.
The lawsuit follows a major defeat this summer in the administration's efforts.
In June, a divided Supreme Court struck down the Voting Rights Act's provision requiring states to obtain federal preclearance before tightening voting rules.
Officials from the North Carolina attorney general's office could not immediately be reached for comment.
Unless he can prove that Black people don’t come out in photos then he loses.
Is Holder suggesting that His People are too stupid, lazy and incompetent to get themselves some photo ID?
Who’s the racist again?
so, if voting is a right, free of obligation to prove ones eligibility, will folks be required to provide ID when accessing their “right” to govt. healthcare should ACA become fully implemented?
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Number the ballots and make the ‘voter’ show a valid ID before getting ‘only one ballot.’ Yeah...that’s discriminatory to blacks.
Producing photo-id is an extremely aggressive step to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans?
What about Asian-Americans? Or Hispanic-Americans? Or European-Americans? Or any other hyphenated American? Does requiring a photo-id curtail their right?
And just how exactly is a photo-id a curtailment of a right?
Holder is a JOKE.
I heard on NPR this morning that they don’t really expect this Federal lawsuit to succeed. In order to win the feds will have to prove intentional discrimination on the part of legislators, and that’s a very high bar to get over.
He knows that the full SCOTUS appeals process will drag out past Nov. 2016.
Gotta protect vote Fraud. It is how they win elections.
I wonder what percentage of the Black population doesn’t have a state ID or DL? Do they not have it as a form of struggle/protest against The Man?
They had a chance to dump him this summer.
Are they depending on Lois Lerner to roll over?
Doesn't matter. They have enough with that and all the other abominations this Black Nationalist perpertrated.
Get with it and dump him.
They all have IDs, they just don’t want to show it when they are voting under another name.
What if the photos are underexposed? /S
That's Massachusetts for ya.
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do you need an ID to sign up for welfare?
Most places I think they aks....but if you have another welfare something that have your name on it, you’re in like Flint....
That's why NC passed the law. NC had basically the same law and it encouraged voter fraud which the vote fraudsters take full advantage of. Everybody knew it, but nothing could be done about it until we elected a Republican Senate and Legislature and in 2012 a Republican Governor.
Starting with the implementation of the law in 2016, it will be twice as tough to win as a Democrat as this cancels out many of their fraudulent votes - unless you count the voting machine fraud, which happened in 2012, on the Presidential ballot line (all in Obama's favor, but fortunately just short of "enough" to swing NC into the Obama camp).
Now that the jig is up (pun intended), Holder wants to shut down the new safeguards. The slimy rat should be prosecuted for subornation of voter fraud and wasting taxpayer monies on frivolous lawsuits.
The real (unspoken) reason is because they’re afraid they’ll be run for outstanding warrants.
It's obvious, though, that these state restrictions are not enforced in heavily black precincts.
You’d be lucky if YOU were in fewer than 40 pieces.
This kind of reporting will backfire. We used to have dangerously lax voting regulations. Now we have simple common sense voting laws. How terrible!
Wow, if NPR (the government radio station) won’t cover for you who will?
The law meets the 5 requirements of good law. It won’t be overturned. This is likely a simple attempt at an injunction through Nov. 2014.
If you can’t destroy the TEA Party with one arm of the government, try another.
Right on target there, 1010.
Brilliant move, Eric WithHolder.. Below the radar of 0bamacare deliberations and looming gov’t shutdown, ya gotta sue another State! RACIST VOTER-FRAUD-ENABLING A-HOLE.
“In the last election cycle, more than 70 percent of black voters in North Carolina cast their ballots during the early voting period, Holder said.”
If true, that is startling, and begs some questions:
1) To what extent were the other 30% of “black” voters the same individuals who already voted early?
2) In the last election cycle in NC, what percentage of “white” voters voted early? [Holder seems to imply that blacks voted early in significantly higher percentages than others, since he expects disparate impact on blacks if less early voting occurs in the future.]
3) If “blacks” in NC actually did vote early at significantly higher rates than “whites”, why?
4) What percentages of black and white registered voters in NC lack photo id’s, and why?
The Democrats have perpetrated a national scheme to vote multiple times, to cast votes in other peoples’ names, to register and vote in multiple states, and to cast votes for non-citizens, and non compos mentis individuals without their cognizance. Holder’s lawsuits should be turned around to expose what has been going on.
Here and there. Thanks.
However, short-term, I see one of two things happening, neither of which I like much. NC has been very nearly a 50-50 split at the national level, so either....
1) The state remains a 50-50 split, which shows that there wasn't much fraud and Dems have made dramatic inroads into the electorate over the past 8-10 years. That's bad, IMO.
or 2) The state goes back to what it was before, 55-45 plus or minus a bit. That means fraud has cancelled out my vote for the past few elections.
Neither option makes me very excited.