Friday, June 5, 2009

U.S. DOJ vs. State and Citizens of Georgia

From RASSMUSSEN REPORTS comes the following:

The Department of Justice on Tuesday said the state of Georgia's system cannot check driver’s license and Social Security numbers to prove that prospective voters are U.S. citizens.

Georgia’s voters have an entirely different perspective. Rasmussen Reports polling conducted during Election 2008 found that 77% said prospective voters should first be required to show a legal photo ID first.

Georgia’s voters also held that view two years earlier despite a state judge’s ruling that a new law requiring a photo ID at the polls was a violation of the state constitution.

Nationally, three-out-of-four U.S. voters (76%) said a person should be required to show photo identification While the Justice Department expressed concern that photo ID requirements might disenfranchise some voters, a plurality of voters nationwide have the opposite concern. Forty-two percent (42%) believe it is more common for people to vote illegally than it is for legal voters to be denied that right. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say it is more likely that people are prevented from voting who should be allowed to do so.

The state of Georgia complains the latest Justice Department action will allow non-citizens to vote, but the Justice Department said the state’s system discriminated against minority voters. The ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education (MALDEF) have sued the state over the law.


OK, I think I'm finally catching on...

Per Eric Holder's DOJ, The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense are entitled to intimidate voters at the polls, but states cannot require routine identification documents to ensure that a prospective voter is in fact a citizen and entitled to vote. The Obama administration is just delivering on its campaign promise to institute "Change" we can believe in. How very comforting!

UPDATE: Turns out that Michelle Malkin yesterday touched on the transparent hypocrisy of Holder's DOJ in these two voting cases. Sorry Michelle, I stop by often but not everyday.

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