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Judicial Watch has filed a motion to intervene as defendants in the Justice Department’s challenge to photo voter identification requirements. Here is the memorandum supporting intervention. It is worth a read to understand some of the legal issues at play in the DOJ’s attack on voter integrity laws nationwide. Bob Popper, formerly a colleague of mine at the DOJ Voting Section, is on the brief.

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The most interesting aspect of the brief is how Judicial Watch uncovered collusion between radical leftist groups and the administration to attack voter integrity laws around the nation. Indeed, the brief notes:

On July 29, 2013, a group of political activists attended a meeting at the White House with Attorney General Holder, Labor Secretary (and former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights) Tom Perez, and President Obama. Those attending included representatives from the ACLU, the NAACP, and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Mr. Sharpton told an interviewer for MSNBC that, based on what he heard at that meeting, he expected action regarding North Carolina “when this governor signs the bill.”

Judicial Watch is on to something. Al Sharpton had been telegraphing pending DOJ actions against election integrity laws for months after this meeting. This means that the Justice Department and administration are alerting left-wing activists about law enforcement actions before alerting defendants. This is the sort of bad behavior that caused the Clinton-era DOJ Voting Section to be assessed millions of dollars in sanctions for collusion with left-wing groups like the ACLU.

It is also the sort of behavior which ended during the Bush years. What is notable about the termination of the behind-the-scenes collusion is how entitled the left felt about the practice. The termination of this collusion from 2001-2009 led the left to go wild in attacking the Bush DOJ, often dishonestly, as Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan did in a Duke Law journal.

North Carolina must fight DOJ’s attack as a cornered dog would. Queensbury Rules should not apply. This should include seeking sanctions against the Justice Department for colluding improperly with left-wing groups should North Carolina emerge victorious in the case, as were imposed in Miller v. Johnson by a federal court.

Eric Holder’s action against North Carolina is a purely political move. It is designed to alter the outcome of the 2014 midterm elections, nothing more and nothing less. It accomplishes this goal in two ways. First, by mobilizing the far left base of his party. Obama knows that in 2014, as they were in 2012, elections will be won with a mobilized base turned out by cutting-edge data tools, not by compromise and running to the middle. Attacking voter ID mobilizes the base. Second, knocking down election integrity measures makes it more likely illegal votes will aid North Carolina Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

Holder is also trying to place North Carolina back under oversight, something his Democrat friends and one Republican friend in Congress are also attempting to do.

As usual with this administration, the North Carolina attack on voter ID is all about power. Holder lost it. Holder wants it back.

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The ACLU is against voter ID laws as it claims to disenfranchise some voters who, for one reason or another can't prove they were born in the U.S. As I see it and told the ACLU so, their time would be better spent on helping those few who can't prove they were born in the U.S. then trying to block voter ID laws that are actually designed to prevent voter fraud. Preventing voter fraud is far more important that disenfranchising a very tiny minority who, if they put in a little effort, could get proper ID's.
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The brazenness of Barry and Tom Perez is - as usual - breathtaking.

The Chicago Machine's real reason for opposing voter ID laws is to REPLACE AFRICAN-AMERICANS WITH ILLEGAL HISPANICS as a reliable (if illegal) Democratic "voting" clientele. Former Justice point man Tom Perez himself is, of course, Hispanic.

Notwithstanding years of propaganda, even the poorest African Americans almost without exception do have government photo ID due to decades of contact with welfare programs, government employment, military service etc. Moreover, African Americans have ready access to established churches and other organizations who are able and motivated to assist with voter registration procedures for LEGITIMATE citizen voters.

Although there is a significant number of illegal immigrants from African countries, the ratio of illegal Africans to African-American citizens is probably far lower even than for "non-Hispanic whites". Most illegals, of course, are Tom Perez's fellow Hispanics.

African-American "leaders" and organizations have intentionally allowed themselves to be bought to enable ILLEGAL VOTING BY HISPANIC which displaces the importance of the African-American vote.

Not surprisingly, African-American males are most affected by grossly depressed wage levels for lower-skilled jobs as a result of 2+ decades of illegal immigration from Mexico and elsewhere with the connivance of both Democrats and Republicans.
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Ya know, even Mexico has national voter ID, right? And stricter immigration laws than us as well? Maybe we should let international cartels take over _our_ government.

What, what? Ohhh, too late....
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This administration and its DOJ goons squashed Arizona's attempt to enforce federal immigration law through SB 1070. Then they began releasing illegals from detention and doing everything they can to increase the flow of illegals into our state. They completely ride roughshod over states' rights, the restraints enshrined in our Constitution, and the will of the people.
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I'm not sure of the rules & traditions for this comments section, but the comment by
JBUSHER, while interesting, seems like an attempt to change the topic away from the main article to whatever the commenter wants to talk about. I am interested in what the regular commenters here have to say...is hijacking a comment thread considered abuse?

The comment in question is: http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2013/12/23/judicial-watch-defends-north-carolina-voter-id-and-fights-white-house-collusion-with-sharpton/?show-at-comment=416574#comment-416574
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I guess running assault weapons to mexican drug dealing murderers didn't work out too well. its good holder has found another outlet for his talents and complete lack of ethics. attacking the right of Americans to have honest and fair elections sounds like something for which he is well suited.

has it occurred to anybody that this cadre of transparent criminals will never be able to walk away from power? they couldn't even cover their tracks after selling unmarked guns to the mexican drug mafia, a move that got many innocent Americans and Mexicans killed. that's why the kenyan had to (unlawfully) claim executive privilege. issa was closing in on the truth, and the truth would shock all honest Americans and send these criminals to prison, at a minimum. they have no intention of walking away and exposing their nefarious deeds. a new, honest administration could send them all away for good. thus we see the need for all the h.l.s. weapons and ammo, and of course all the executive orders giving dictatorial powers to the president's office during a time of national crisis, even a fabricated one. just saying, sometimes the obvious answer is the only one that makes any sense.

btw Mr. Adams, tapping away on a keyboard has, through the ages, led many a patriot to an unexpected and unfortunate end. it was in the past and can be again an honorable profession. the pen we sorely need now, the sword we may surely need later.
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Mr. Adams, if I haven't done it before, now is a good time to do this:

Thank you for your integrity & courage. Thank you for staying on the front lines.

Keep up the good work.



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Thanks Mark. Doesn't take much courage to tap away at the keyboard. But I appreciate your thanks. Merry Christmas.
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"cutting edge data tools" and as much personal data on U.S. citizens that Obama can gather into his "never before seen" data base; to be used for nefarious purposes in the quest for absolute power.

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This administration will do anything to overload the voting booth with people they control with the battle cry, "Vote early and vote often".
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An other dastardly attempt to pervert democracy by an ignominious administration!
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