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January 24, 2014 - 7:15 am

In an interview that has gotten little notice so far, US Attorney General Eric Holder told MSNBC’s Ari Melber that the federal government should intervene and stop states from enforcing voter ID.

Holder tells Melber, “Photo ID efforts are done inappropriately and for improper reasons. I think that ought to be the basis for federal intervention.”

Melber asks, “So when some Republicans say that voter ID is for election integrity, and thus is different than the history of racial discrimination we’ve seen in this country, they may be of good faith but you think they’re wrong.”

Holder replies, “Yeah, there are some who, I think, are coming from a good faith perspective, but I think many are using it for partisan advantage.”

After Indiana enacted voter ID, its law was challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and upheld. Voting rates among minorities increased. Holder’s Justice Department is currently suing Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina over those states’ voter ID laws. The suits continue despite the fact that Texas’ voter ID law saw its first test in 2013, and voting rates increased across the board.

A strong majority of Americans support voter ID laws, across all ethnicities.

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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The only thing voter ID stops is ballot box stuffing a la Minnesota in 2012. Since that almost always hurts the Dems, of course Holder is opposed.
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Wow, Holder knows that, if voter ID cards are in effect throughout the country, it will be more difficult to bus in out of state union members, employ the vote frequently and often crowd, use cemetery residents, and bring out the illegal crowd. The ID law just might mean fewer Marxists and communists in congress and the oval office.
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I received an e-mail from the ACLU that explained why voter ID laws were bad. I found their argument spurious at best. I wrote back that instead of trying to stop voter ID laws their time would be better spent helping those who needed assistance get proper ID's. The fact is that ID's are needed for more than voting and are fairly easy and even free to obtain. Also, remember that Holder is the one who refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panthers when they intimidated voters at the polls in Philadelphia. This was in clear violation of the law. He has no problem blocking laws that might make elections fair. He needs to be impeached.
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I find it difficult to understand how the Democrat constituency finds it "impossible" to get a photo ID when they are absolute masters at getting every single government freebie known to man.
38 weeks ago
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Oprah, Sharpton...all of them were not ready for a "black" POTUS, were they? The country wasn't ready for one either, were we? They voted for this guy cause he was "cool"....calm...hip and spoke well. Did they all actually think that he'd not come under a microscope or any scrutiny or...god forbid, responsibility?

Why? Cause if they were...they'd accept the criticisms that come with any administration, wouldn't they? Without having to paint every one who sees the mans incompetence...as racist.

In that respect, his time is a complete failure to those who had high expectations for this guy. And IMO...we'll never see another black POTUS in the near future again. He's worn the country out with his refusal to toss off the "racism' baggage that has kept us divided and given his lack of performance cover.

I find it hard to believe that any smart black person could not accept that he is not a god...that he is fallible and he is not without serious flaws.

Should we now thank him in advance for sparing us the same agony in the future?
38 weeks ago
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Has anyone noticed that Holder has the same amount of letters in his last name as another noted fascist?
38 weeks ago
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"The people who vote decide nothing. The people WHO COUNT the votes
decide everything." -Joseph Stalin

Sounds like Comrade Holder is actually adding a page to uncle Joe's play book.
38 weeks ago
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Holder replies, “Yeah, there are some who, I think, are coming from a good faith perspective, but I think many are using it for partisan advantage.”

If by partisan advantage you mean keeping elections from being stolen by the Democrats, yes. Yes, you're right.
38 weeks ago
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This is what happens when communists gain power. They don't care what we say or think, or what may or may not be constitutional - the only thing they are concerned with is achieving their agenda- complete control of the United States.
38 weeks ago
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It becomes more and more apparent that Holder is not interested in justice, but in protecting the regime and leftist rule.

He's a puny little small-minded apparatchik more suitable for a frankly totalitarian regime. He's a Yezhov or a Beria; maybe a Reinhard Heydrich.

38 weeks ago
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While everyone else is watching Wendy supporters mock Abbot, I am waiting for someone to investigate that Deputy Voter Registrar and her gang for election fraud. They admit to forging signatures all the time, while Holder insists fraud never happens.
38 weeks ago
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The State of Hawaii, which is completely controlled by Democrats, requires Photo ID's to vote!
39 weeks ago
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It is interesting to note that when Eric Holder was giving a speech a year or so ago blasting voter ID requirements, those who attended were required to show their IDs to get in the room where he gave the speech. Readers may draw their own conclusions.
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