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Justice Department Failure: Suit Filed Over DOJ Refusal to Clean Up Voter Rolls

Two Mississippi counties have more eligible voters than residents.

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Hans A. von Spakovsky

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April 30, 2013 - 8:59 am
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Jefferson Davis County has been in the news since then. It was the site of a 2007 election dispute which involved “a dead man voting, a man voting while in the (hospital) ICU,” and other problems according to Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Yet the same Civil Rights Division that is refusing to enforce Section 8 in Mississippi is also trying to stop Mississippi from implementing a voter ID requirement approved overwhelmingly by the state’s voters. And it is the same Division that failed to remove (or discipline) one of its Voting Section employees from participation in the review of voting cases in Mississippi after she called Mississippi residents “disgusting” and “shameful” for approving voter ID.

These are the first lawsuits from the ACRU’s “Election Integrity Defense Project,” which is headed by former Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese. By trying to enforce federal laws intended to secure the integrity of our democratic process and our most fundamental right — the right to vote in free and fair elections — the ACRU is doing what the Justice Department should be doing, and would be doing if its law enforcement decisions were not so politicized.

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Hans A. von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Justice Department. He is the coauthor of the book “Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk”.

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I moved here to Mississippi about two years ago, and while I've always been interested in politics I had NEVER voted in my life. Attempted to in the RGV of Texas but apparently I went to the wrong polling center.
This time (2012) I was prepared and when I arrived at the polling area, I offered up my ID as proof of identity/ The very nice lady didn't know how to respond until someone else offered up that it (my ID) was not necessary. I was pissed. I didn't say anything but voted (for Romney) and went my way. But I thought and still do that third world countries have better and stronger voter requirements than "the leader of the free world". What a shame.
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There is no question but that the election was rigged, big time. This was the crime of the century. Consider all the things Romney had going for him in '12 that McCain did not in '08:

McCain: Outspent at least two-to-one by Obama.
Romney: Had comparable financial resources.

McCain: Widely perceived as a "warmonger" by a war-weary public.
Romney: Went out of his way NOT to be perceived as a "warmonger".

McCain: Had no organization comparable to the Tea Party backing him...the same Tea Party that bludgeoned the Democrats only two years earlier.

Romney: Though not a Tea Party favorite during the primaries, once he had the nomination, they closed ranks SOLIDLY behind him, and I saw this first hand.

McCain: Had a demonstrabely poor understanding of economic issues, highlighted by the financial crisis.

Romney: Ran circles around Obama during the debates on the same issues, polls clearly showed voters trusted Romney more on these issue than they did Obama, and exit polling showed that jobs/economy was the #1 issue for voters.

Consider also that the presidential debates were the most watched of any in history; the voting publlic WAS ENGAGED.

Take all of the above into account....and then consider:

- Official figures showed voter turnout was less not only than 2008, but even 2004...even though there were 18 million MORE registered voters than four years earlier.

- Obama "won" with slightly less votes than McCain got in '08...and Romney allegedly got two and a half million LESS votes than McCain did in '08. Obama is the first president in history to supposedly win re-election with fewer votes than he got for his first term.

THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE, PEOPLE!

I'm glad groups llike the ACRU are out there fighting...I got a mailing from them and sent them a check myself. I'd recommend that everyone support what they are doing.
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"Romney: Though not a Tea Party favorite during the primaries, once he had the nomination, they closed ranks SOLIDLY behind him, and I saw this first hand."

Not so. Lots of Conservatives, like me, refused to vote for, campaign for, or donate to, Romney. I loathe him.

Romney lost, partly because he failed entirely to reach out to minorities. He ceded these entire groups to Obama. He also did poorly with women.

There was fraud, sure, but mostly, Romney lost, because he was yet another RINO in a year when it should have been a Conservative. Because Moderates wouldn't let us have our turn, lots of us stayed home.
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I'm convinced Mit Romney won the presidential race. Fraud has been reported in just about every district in every state of the union. Our elections process is a joke and now rates with banana republics.

Races like the one that put Al Frankin or all people into congress were stolen right before our eyes and NOTHING was done about it! Our country is gone, done! And there is nowhere else to run to. The planet officially belongs to THEM!
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Democrat Party election policy: Always cheat, always win.
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Citizen groups forming all over the US, trying to correct what over-paid congressmen are elected to fix. A president who plays golf in several of the 57 states more than he
governs. A first family who takes vacations that cost a fortune while children are hungry. Tea Partiers vilified by both parties for trying to insert some ethics into the federal system. And I want the moon to start rising in the west.
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The DOJ is Black.......and they are morally corrupt.
Don't expect them not to be. When that's understood, we'll all be better off.

No different than Kissinger's "RealPolitik" philosophy.
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"Vote early and vote often" has been the Democratic mantra since Al Capone. Why are we so suprised?

I agree with Chuy about third world countries, I have been to quite a few and yes, they tend to be very stringent with Voter ID. Shame on us.
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Someone needs to look at Wilkinson County, MS as well.
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Does the group have standing to file the suit?

Good for them for trying to secure our votes, but I'm pretty sure they are in for some head winds. It is in the best interest of the cheaters to have the current system.
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I moved here to Mississippi about two years ago, and while I've always been interested in politics I had NEVER voted in my life. Attempted to in the RGV of Texas but apparently I went to the wrong polling center.
This time (2012) I was prepared and when I arrived at the polling area, I offered up my ID as proof of identity/ The very nice lady didn't know how to respond until someone else offered up that it (my ID) was not necessary. I was pissed. I didn't say anything but voted (for Romney) and went my way. But I thought and still do that third world countries have better and stronger voter requirements than "the leader of the free world". What a shame.
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I seem to remember there being counties in PA. that had zero republican votes which would suggest there is more going on then just too many registered voters
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Correct, which is a statistical impossibility without fraud.
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