This is very serious stuff. The head of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department was telling people that they would not enforce the laws equally, among all people?
That is a scandal of the first order. It is a severe breach of what the Justice Department is all about.
J. Christian Adams told the US Commission on Civil Rights that the Obama Department of Justice has a mandate not to enforce the law that includes keeping ineligible voters on the rolls.
He testified that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes told Voting Section management that there would be no more cases brought against black defendants vindicating the rights of white victims. Adams personally heard Fernandes say that the division would only bring “traditional civil rights cases” (code words for suits against white racists). Adams also heard Fernandes say that she had no interest in the Voting Section enforcing Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (which requires purging rolls of ineligible voters to prevent voter fraud), because Section 8 does not increase voter turnout. Fernandes now needs to be questioned under oath, as does the head of the Civil Rights Division, Thomas Perez, who previously testified this was not the Justice Department’s policy and that he was unaware of such views.
I would be surprised if the statement made by Fernandez does not break Federal law. It appears to be a blatantly racist policy. In addition, they are refusing to pursue enforcement of certain laws (purging the rolls) in order to help one political party.
The Justice Department is supposed to be colorblind, and non political.
John Fund, who is an expert on voting and voting procedures, says this:
But there is some evidence backing up Mr. Adams. Last year, Justice abandoned a case it had pursued for three years against Missouri for failing to clean up its rolls. When filed in 2005, one-third of Missouri counties had more registered voters than voting-age residents. What’s more, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat who this year is her party’s candidate for a vacant U.S. Senate seat, contended that her office had no obligation to ensure individual counties were complying with the federal law mandating a cleanup of their voter rolls.
The case made slow but steady progress through the courts for more than three years, amid little or no evidence of progress in cleaning up Missouri’s voter rolls. Despite this, Obama Justice saw fit to dismiss the case in March 2009. Curiously, only a month earlier, Ms. Carnahan had announced her Senate candidacy. Missouri has a long and documented history of voter fraud in Democratic-leaning cities such as St. Louis and Kansas City. Ms. Carnahan may now stand to benefit from voter fraud facilitated by the improperly kept voter rolls that she herself allowed to continue.