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Justice Dept. challenges 'extremely aggressive' NC voting restrictions
thehill.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Ben Goad

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: democrats; democratvoterfraud; doj; dojisajoke; electionfraud; elections; govtabuse; holder; obama; voterid

1 posted on 09/30/2013 11:33:22 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Unless he can prove that Black people don’t come out in photos then he loses.


2 posted on 09/30/2013 11:35:32 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is Holder suggesting that His People are too stupid, lazy and incompetent to get themselves some photo ID?

Who’s the racist again?


3 posted on 09/30/2013 11:36:12 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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?


4 posted on 09/30/2013 11:37:07 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hey eric ... gfy ... !

“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.”

5 posted on 09/30/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Number the ballots and make the ‘voter’ show a valid ID before getting ‘only one ballot.’ Yeah...that’s discriminatory to blacks.


6 posted on 09/30/2013 11:39:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 11:43:59 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


8 posted on 09/30/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Argus

He knows that the full SCOTUS appeals process will drag out past Nov. 2016.


9 posted on 09/30/2013 11:48:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gotta protect vote Fraud. It is how they win elections.


10 posted on 09/30/2013 11:50:18 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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?


11 posted on 09/30/2013 11:51:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Perhaps Mr. Boehner and Mr. Issa can explain why this anti-American creep is still the Attorney General.

They had a chance to dump him this summer.

Nothing happened.

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.

12 posted on 09/30/2013 11:55:11 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They all have IDs, they just don’t want to show it when they are voting under another name.


13 posted on 09/30/2013 11:55:16 AM PDT by AdSimp
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Yah,and the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENTengages in "extremely aggressive" practices when it require me to show an ID at my local CVS when buying my over-the-counter allergy medicine...a drug deemed to be so harmless that it doesn't even require a physician's prescription.
14 posted on 09/30/2013 11:55:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: massgopguy
Unless he can prove that Black people don’t come out in photos then he loses.

What if the photos are underexposed? /S

15 posted on 09/30/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Tailgunner Joe
A few months ago I went to our Town Hall to cast an absentee ballot in the upcoming Senate election (which,of course,the worthless psychopath Maoist candidate won).While waiting for her to look something up I asked if she needed my ID...she said no.I asked her why not and she said that state law forbids asking for ID in a situation like mine.I then asked her if people who are registering for the first time to vote in the town are required to show any kind of proof of US citizenship.She said "no",state law also forbids requiring such proof.

That's Massachusetts for ya.

16 posted on 09/30/2013 12:03:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

1:36 Minutes
GOP Rep.: DOJ Prosecuting North Carolina over ‘Hypothetical Situation’ of Voter Disenfranchisement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kds30iHikyU

N Carolina Voter ID Press conference
Governor of N Carolina
4:42 Minutes
McCrory: Lawsuit ‘Without Merit’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=but_9oy0pWc


17 posted on 09/30/2013 12:13:14 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Gaffer

do you need an ID to sign up for welfare?


18 posted on 09/30/2013 12:14:02 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Most places I think they aks....but if you have another welfare something that have your name on it, you’re in like Flint....


19 posted on 09/30/2013 12:16:20 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gay State Conservative
That's Massachusetts for ya.

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.

20 posted on 09/30/2013 12:24:16 PM PDT by Gritty (We are quickly running out of "boxes"...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The real (unspoken) reason is because they’re afraid they’ll be run for outstanding warrants.


21 posted on 09/30/2013 12:55:27 PM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Argus
Is Holder suggesting that His People are too stupid, lazy and incompetent to get themselves some photo ID?

Bingo!

22 posted on 09/30/2013 1:01:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Ancient Man
Another real reason is that due to restrictions in many states on felons, parolees and those on probation voting, a significant percentage of blacks are already legally barred from voting.

It's obvious, though, that these state restrictions are not enforced in heavily black precincts.

23 posted on 09/30/2013 1:04:03 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Can you imagine being a poll watcher in those precincts, with the wrong skin color and conservative temperment. You’d be lucky if your car was in fewer than 40 pieces when your day was done.
24 posted on 09/30/2013 2:01:50 PM PDT by AdSimp
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To: AdSimp

You’d be lucky if YOU were in fewer than 40 pieces.


25 posted on 09/30/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
against restrictive state voting regulations

This kind of reporting will backfire. We used to have dangerously lax voting regulations. Now we have simple common sense voting laws. How terrible!

26 posted on 09/30/2013 3:22:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Oberon

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.


27 posted on 09/30/2013 3:24:51 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Right on target there, 1010.


28 posted on 09/30/2013 3:29:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


29 posted on 09/30/2013 3:31:15 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“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.


30 posted on 09/30/2013 6:53:24 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: MHGinTN

Here and there. Thanks.


31 posted on 10/01/2013 5:46:26 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Gritty
In general, long-term, I'm very much in favor of NC's Voter ID laws. It's a sensible step in preventing fraud.

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.

32 posted on 10/01/2013 8:01:31 AM PDT by wbill
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