Get PJ Media on your Apple

Rule of Law

Breaking News: DOJ Retreats on Kinston Voting Objection

February 3rd, 2012 - 8:27 am

Anyone who has read my book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department knows all about Eric Holder’s objection to non-partisan elections in Kinston, North Carolina.  (PJ Media covered it here and here also.)   Eric Holder, and the racialist Acting Assistant Attorney General Loretta King, blocked Kinston’s move from partisan to non-partisan elections for city council.  Black voters, King argued, would not know for whom to vote if the word “Democrat” was not next to the candidate names.

Not surprisingly, the action is being challenged, and so is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The case was sure to make it to the Supreme Court, and the court would likely strike down Section 5.

Eric Holder is in full retreat on the objection.  This week, the Justice Department informed the district court that it is “unilaterally reconsidering the objection.”  (Full retreat letter from AAG Tom Perez here.)  That means cooler heads inside the DOJ (most likely the Section Chief Chris Herren) realize that the Kinston case is the missile which would destroy Section 5.  They hope to moot the case.  Kinston would present the worst possible facts to the Supreme Court – DOJ malfeasance by Loretta King, the racially obsessed former government employee.   (Yes, she resigned 3 days after my book shipped at Amazon, though she did get to pick her successor.  More on that another day).

This is a message for all the states and counties being played with by Eric Holder’s Voting Section – fight back.  Challenge the constitutionality of Section 5 if you are the victim of ridiculous DOJ actions.  Georgia did it, and won on citizenship verification.  States which challenge Section 5 will get laws approved easier than states which do not.  Florida and Arizona are in the process of challenging Section 5 also.

Tragically, the Kinston retreat also demonstrates that your Justice Department is willing to exert powers over the states it doesn’t possess, until they are called on it by litigants, and eventually the federal judiciary.

Click here to view the 1 legacy comment

Comments are closed.