The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Does the Justice Department Want to Enable Non-citizen Voting?

We continue to get rapid developments in the noncitizen voter-registration lawsuit involving the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

DOJ has been siding with the League and the NAACP instead of defending the EAC. The latest actions of the Justice Department (DOJ), which include filing a motion for a protective order, seek to shield from discovery potential government misbehavior that could affect election outcomes.

Last week, federal district judge Richard Leon refused to grant the Temporary Restraining Order requested by the plaintiffs (and acceded to by DOJ), and set March 9 for a hearing on their request for a preliminary injunction. The plaintiffs — and DOJ — want to stop the EAC from changing the instructions on the federal voter registration form to accommodate state laws in Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Arizona that require residents using that form to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

On February 24, EAC Chairwoman Christy McCormick sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking her to allow the EAC to hire its own special counsel to defend the agency. McCormick expressed her “grave concerns regarding the potential conflict of interest and failure of the Department of Justice to provide” the EAC with proper representation. A similar request was sent to Judge Leon. Two days later, Benjamin Mizer, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division of DOJ, sent a letter to Judge Leon refusing Commissioner McCormick’s request.

More here


Anonymous said...

Most of these non-citizens would be people we don't want in this country in the first place....and these morons want them because they'll vote dumbocrat!

Anonymous said...

The fix is in.
It's so plain...

Unknown said...

the attorney general and chief justices try to redo the laws to suit their own needs if they truly believed in the constitution as it was written you must be a U.S. citizen to vote in any national election judges are like politicians,doing what it takes to fill their pockets and egos and to hell with what the american people want