Attorney General Loretta Lynch and top Justice Department political appointeesare warning that the upcoming federal election will not have enough federal oversight of state election officials. In recent remarks to the League of United Latin American Citizens, Lynch derided the threat to voting rights because the federal government no longer has the power to send hundreds of federal election observers into state polling sites to monitor state and local officials.
In 2013, the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder struck down the 1965 coverage formula that put sixteen states under federal oversight. These oversight powers included the federal power to send swarms of federal observers into state polling locations to monitor state elections. Alaska, New York, and South Dakota were among the states with counties covered by the law.
The Supreme Court ruled in Shelby that the conditions in 1965 were no longer relevant to the extraordinary exercise of federal power over state elections in 2013.
But that hasn’t stopped Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other advocates from stoking paranoia by claiming the right to vote is endangered in the upcoming election without those observers. Reuters even adopted the sky-is-falling approach, presenting three-year-old news as news under the headline U.S. Curtails Federal Election Observers [!!].
Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights -- a reliable source for chicken-little quotes about voting -- says the federal observers “play a critical role in protecting voting rights, especially for voters of color and others who have historically been vulnerable to rampant voting discrimination.” Because of the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby in 2013, he says, the right to vote is at risk in November without federal observers.
I'm really tired of this crap. It is beyond reasonable to expect someone to produce a valid ID in order to vote. States have gone out of there way to get people without a valid id, an ID, and had given plenty of time to do so. If you don't need an ID for voting, then you shouldn't need one for anything else. This is the most ridiculous ongoing Dem argument and the courts keep backing them up. We're HOSED! Who do you think the fraudsters are going to vote for?
Congress needs to ID the judges supporting no ID for voting and remove them immediately from the bench... Wholesale Impeachments of Federal Judges needs to occur... or better, simply redistrict the entire federal judiciary system .. putting every judge our of office and then reappoint only pure Constitutionalist... Judges whose judicial temperament is restrained by the Constitution.
Once, the activist judges have been removed by redistricting and with new appointments. Congress should establish permanent sitting Judicial Review Committees in each House to review ALL federal judges regularly... and when a Judge strays into activism... legislating from the bench.. Immediately, on the first offense, impeach them... remove them from their seat on the court.
Congress needs to assert their right to oversight and supremacy over the Federal Courts... Congress should be the only agency allowed to make law and too define the Constitution. The courts are merely administrators of the law and must not be permitted to redefine the laws or the Constitution.
Congress needs to start doing it job as outlined in the constition
That redistricting idea seems historically tried before, with results. I guess activist judges are like weeds. Every once in a while you have to go looking to pull them, even in the best-kept lawns.
Valid ID should be required for all voters in the US Elections. Leo lynchpin is as crooked and corrupt as her leader oblamea and as crooked as the clintonians. ID required to vote, NO EXCEPTIONS! Also we need to come down on the illegal soros, aka sore ass's electronic voting, that is located in Spain! This is bullshiit also!
I spent all day yesterday starting with OUR governor, all down the ranks, and to our sen. and Congress. This is taking OUR rights away. You cannot go to your bank and cash a check
or open a cking account with out proving who you are.
THEY NEED TO reject the FED Court from forcing this on WE THE PEOPLE. So,
today, our GOVERNOR Abbott is out speaking against this. JUST SAY No, we are
not going to take this BS anymore! ENOUGH.
TRANSLATION: The election will be fixed by the obama administration.
Correction: The election has been fixed by the obama administration.
The illegal alien fk should be thrown in prison!
That's how D.C. apparently works. We have seen Trey "Pitbull" Gowdy fold up like toilet paper a couple of times, too.
So, I am not the only one who noticed how Trey Gowdy suddenly transformed from a Pit Bull to a Kitten.