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EXCLUSIVE: Sensenbrenner’s VRA Bill Wins Praise from Far-Left, Soros-Connected Race-Hustling Groups

The Republican works with a rogue's gallery of leftists to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act Struck down by the Court.

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Bryan Preston

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January 17, 2014 - 8:40 am

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) this week announced his intention to pass a bill “reforming” the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act last year. As J. Christian Adams reported:

[Sensenbrenner's bill would] radically expand federal power over state elections. It would give Attorney General Eric Holder expansive new federal powers over state elections, including the ability to barge into polling places to monitor the use of foreign language election materials. It would also give Holder the power to block election integrity measures like Voter ID and citizenship verification.

Holder has earned a reputation for being one of the most partisan attorneys general in American history, litigating against states that have chosen to adopt election security reforms including voter ID.

Today, Sensenbrenner is holding a conference call to discuss his bill. He will be joined on the call by far-left leaders, including Nancy Zirkin of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Deborah Vagins of the ACLU, and Tanya Clay House, from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.

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Rep. James Sensenbrenner, with the Soros-funded LCCR’s Nancy Zirkin and Wade Henderson.

A press release from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a group funded by George Soros’ activist network, lists groups praising Sensenbrenner’s extreme bill. Many of the groups, listed below, are also connected to Soros’ network or have close ties to the Obama administration:

It’s a rogue’s gallery of left-wing groups praising Sensenbrenner’s bill. The SEIU strongly backs the Obama administration’s agenda; Project Vote is an arm of the discredited, corrupt ACORN, which has been caught engaging in voter fraud; the Holder Justice Department has coordinated voter registration drives with Project Vote, which once employed Barack Obama.

Will the GOP comment on Sensenbrenner’s behavior?

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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I guess Semper, that someone has to draw you a picture.

The argument is, that this bill is supported by a bunch of people who have no interest in voter integrity at all, and in fact, have consistently pushed measures that render common sense voter integrity measures impossible. These people want to cripple the ability of the states to ensure that ONLY people qualified to vote, actually vote, and that they each cast only one vote. And the reason these groups support the bill, is they want to be able to perpetrate voter fraud.
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Generally speaking, the first thing to ask about any such legislation is "cui bono" - who benefits? So yes, who supports and who opposes it is most certainly relevant, and should be to conservatives and liberals alike.
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Another pseudoconservative shines through.
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Sorry, a bit long but has to be said:
By John Fund | National Review Online(watchdog.com 1/20/14) Liberals currently opposing efforts to prevent voter fraud, claim there’s no fraud — or at least not any involving voting in person at the polls…so goes their mantra.
Examples follow:
1)New York City’s Department of Investigations has just provided the latest evidence of how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable.DOI undercover agents showed up at 63 polling places last fall and pretended to be voters who should have been turned away by election officials; the agents assumed the names of individuals who had died or moved out of town, or who were sitting in jail. In 61 instances, or 97 percent of the time, the testers were allowed to vote. Those who did vote cast only a write-in vote for a “John Test” so as to not affect the outcome of any contest. DOI published its findings two weeks ago in a searing 70-page report accusing the city’s Board of Elections of incompetence, waste, nepotism, and lax procedures. How it works: Young undercover agents were able to vote using names of people three times their age, people who in fact were dead. In one example, a 24-year female agent gave the name of someone who had died in 2012 at age 87; the workers at the Manhattan polling site gave her a ballot, no questions asked. Even the two cases where poll workers turned away an investigator raised eyebrows. In the first case, a poll worker on Staten Island walked outside with the undercover investigator who had just been refused a ballot; the “voter” was advised to go to the polling place near where he used to live and “play dumb” in order to vote. In the second case, the investigator was stopped from voting only because the felon whose name he was using was the son of the election official at the polling place. See, The New York DOI report clearly lays out how it’s comically easy to commit voter fraud in person (as proven above) and time-and-time again, given the sloppy-voter registration records often kept in America, repeats itself in all 50 States! (A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found that nationwide, at least 1.8 million deceased voters still are registered to vote.) And unless someone confesses, in-person, voter fraud is very difficult to detect — or stop.
2)In 1984, Brooklyn’s Democratic district attorney, Elizabeth Holtzman, released a state grand-jury report on a successful 14-year conspiracy that cast thousands of fraudulent votes in local, state and congressional elections. Just like the DOI undercover operatives, the conspirators cast votes at precincts in the names of dead, moved and bogus voters.
3)Guerrilla videographer James O’Keefe had three of his assistants visit precincts during New Hampshire’s January 2012 presidential primary. They asked poll workers whether their books listed the names of several voters, all deceased individuals still listed on voter-registration rolls. Poll workers handed out 10 ballots, never once asking for a photo ID.
4)In 2012, in Washington, D.C., one of O’Keefe’s assistants was able to obtain Attorney General Eric Holder’s ballot even though Holder is 62 years old and bears no resemblance to the 22-year-old white man who obtained it merely by asking if Eric Holder was on the rolls.
5) Virginia. In 2012, the son of Congressman Jim Moran, the Democrat who represents Virginia’s Washington suburbs, had to resign as field director for his father’s campaign after it became clear that he had encouraged voter fraud. Patrick Moran was caught advising an O’Keefe videographer on how to commit in-person voter fraud. The scheme involved using a personal computer to forge utility bills that would satisfy Virginia’s voter-ID law and then relying on the assistance of Democratic lawyers stationed at the polls to make sure the fraudulent votes were counted.
6)Al Franken’s 312-vote victory in 2008 over Minnesota U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman gave Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 votes, which allowed them to pass Obamacare. Months after the Obamacare vote, a conservative group called Minnesota Majority finished comparing criminal records with voting rolls and identified 1,099 felons — all ineligible to vote — who had voted in the Franken–Coleman race. Fox News random interviews with 10 of those felons found that nine had voted for Franken, backing up national academic studies that show felons tend to vote strongly for Democrats. 177 people have been convicted as of mid 2012 — not just “accused” but actually convicted — of voting fraudulently in the Senate race.
Folks, six verified, confirmed instances of recent voter fraud cases. Some indicted and condemned, other just shrugged off as so much fluff. Elections are America’s bed rock of freedom, if fraud continues as demonstrated, 2014 and 2016 elections will result in Democratic routs across these USA. Pray. Amen. God Bless America. Join a Tea Party, urgently.
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Soros: Marxistfascistcommunisttaoistleninsttrotskyitehungarian. Repeat. That's all you need to know.

We need less people voting not more. The harder we can make it for the takers to vote the better. How about a new rule that anyone who receives any benefit from the government doesn't get to vote? This is an idea that could get some traction.
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any time commies and r.i.n.o.'s join forces you can bet that listening in on phone calls and emails is having an effect. maybe the r.i.n.o.'s could play chief justice and edit all the coming anti voter fraud laws so they can be deemed to be passed and elections can continue to be stolen as usual. its as if the socio-commies expect to be able to continue to commit voter fraud.

time to completely rid ourselves of r.i.n.o.'s. the smell is becoming too onerous, and the costs far too great..
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So what SemperFi80 is saying is that the conservatives in America are no better than the Iraqi "extremist reactionaries" who killed the four American contractors. Which would make the American conservatives OK in most Leftie's book since they seem to make excuses for anything thing bad done to Americans. Quite an conundrum.
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Yeah, really, what the republic needs now is more safe seats for lifers in Congress...

Why shouldn't this guy, who clearly doesn't get it, not be primaried?
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Sensenbrenner used to be considered a staunch conservative, until the New Media came along and began to note that the Republican Party was not really all that conservative. Now he's just another RINO without having changed his beliefs one bit.
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Um no. Sensenbrenner was never a staunch Conservative, not that they would ever notice if you ostensibly throw them red meat. He tacked on the Real ID Act onto a defense appropriations bill in the dead of night in 2005, which greatly expanded federal power over states.

Just as one example, the Montana Legislature in 07 passed a law saying the state would not comply with the REAL ID Act, denouncing it as costly, unnecessary, potentially violating privacy rights and a violation of state's rights. It is all that. Fifteen other states agree.

http://mtpr.org/post/mt-driver-s-license-not-compliance-real-id-act-enforcement-begins

But it ostensibly purports to limit illegal immigration, so hey, it's all good to the average Conservative. I have no objection per se to a national ID card if it is fully considered in the light of day and duly voted on, but Sensenbrenner sneaked in a national ID requirements in an illegitimate manner. It's amazing that Conservatives are only now waking up to what he is.
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Sensenbrenner should be worried about the lack of race neutral enforcement in the DoJ Civil Rights Division.

What a tool.
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He's thinking the long game, when the Dems will be primed to gain in the 2018 elections and when Wisconsin is up for grabs again. His heart was in the right place back in 2006 with HR 4487 (la Ley anti-"immigrante").
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