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Bryan Preston

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September 30, 2013 - 6:44 am

On the day that Washington is embroiled in a possible government shutdown over Obamacare, the Obama administration goes partisan again. The government is suing the state of North Carolina over its voter ID law.

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce the lawsuit against North Carolina at a news conference Monday, according to a person who has been briefed on the department’s plans but is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter and spoke only on condition of anonymity.

Holder will be joined at the news conference by the acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s civil rights division, Joceyln Samuels, and the three U.S. attorneys from North Carolina, the person said.

In the North Carolina lawsuit, the person said, the government will challenge requirements in state law that eliminate the first seven days of early voting opportunities and eliminate same-day voter registration during the early voting period. Same-day registration allows voters to cast a ballot immediately after presenting elections officials with proof of their name and home address.

Same day voting also allows fraud to flourish.

The Justice Department challenge also is aimed at a provision eliminating the counting of certain types of provisional ballots by voters who cast ballots in their home counties but do not vote in the correct precincts.

Finally, the federal government will challenge a provision in the new law that requires voters to present government-issued identification at the polls in order to cast ballots. In North Carolina, a recent state board of elections survey found that hundreds of thousands of registered voters did not have a state-issued ID. Many of those voters are young, black, poor or elderly.

The race card — Obama’s government never makes a move without it.

DOJ is also suing Texas over its voter ID law. Voter ID laws have been found constitutional, and enjoy majority support across all ethnicities. None of that matters to an overbearing government that, honestly, could do with a shutdown.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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For corruption, is hard to beat NC Democrats. Just look up how many from previous administration's have gone to prison!

We need this voter ID law as just one component of an overall effort to weed out the corruption in this state, as I've no doubt shenanigans were engaged in to make sure the "right"candidates won.
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Since Obama and his shock troops are making the suing of States over their voter protection laws top priority, it makes me wonder if Obama really won the last election.

They're acting as if the inability to cheat threatens the Democrats electability.
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