Two items of note. In the complaint, the DOJ did not bring the threatened case under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. DOJ claimed in a letter that the voter purge procedure had not been precleared by DOJ under the Voting Rights Act. People familiar with Florida’s election procedures tell me that threat was baseless, that all of the laws and rules had been precleared.
Lastly, PJ Media has been reporting for two years how the Eric Holder DOJ refuses to bring Section 8 cases under Motor Voter to force states to clean up their voter rolls. Indeed, I first broke news about these corrupt instructions in July 2010, instructions which DOJ has never specifically denied, because they can’t. A former Justice Department official tells me tonight it is “deliciously ironic that the first and only NVRA Section 8 case brought by the Justice Department is one seeking to block the removal of ineligible voters.”
I’m usually a fan of delicious irony, but this latest outrage from Obama’s embattled attorney general marks a new corrupt low, even for him.