I'll be on with Megyn Kelly tonight to talk how the administration is hiring activist lawyers to influence policy. Scheduled for 9pm hour, barring rescheduling.... << MORE >>
Link. ... << MORE >>The League of Women Voters has joined those who seek to overturn, by judicial challenge, the Wisconsin voter ID law. The entity which is known for providing opportunities to further our knowledge of our political candidates, has now also set itself up as an authority on constitutional law. ...Let's hope that the LWV soon tires of taking sides in partisan politics, and returns to its good non-partisan work regarding candidate exposure.
In all of this, Obama’s key thought will be to effect Saul Alinsky’s eighth rule for radicals: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep the opposition off balance. Attack from all sides, never letting the opponents catch their breath or regroup.
To study Obama is to understand these tendencies."
That good old "voter suppression" narrative again, this time from Bill Nelson.
Control and custody of absentee ballots is one of the ripest areas for voter fraud, perhaps even more than polling place fraud. Opponents of Voter ID regularly proclaim there should be more scrutiny of what happens with absentee ballots, until there is.
Nelson says there are Voting Rights Act issues here. He's wrong. States can make rules about absentee ballots, as Florida has done. The Voting Rights Act doesn't reach the question of how absentee ballots are handled after casting in this circumstance.
"Next year, people in Mississippi who do not currently have a valid photo I.D. will be able to get a voter identification card for free, which will be required by the time the summer elections begin.
The requirement aims to help cut down on voter fraud. Photo I.D.'s like a driver's license, college ID, or passport, are OK. But other forms of identification, without a photo, will not be
There are no sensible triggers outlined in this piece about designing a sensible trigger for Section 5 coverage. One sensible trigger is found in Section 3. The best "sensible trigger" that Congress might adopt would relate to fixing Section 3, as I discussed in my Congressional testimony last summer, or using Section 2 violations to trigger coverage, which would capture a few towns and counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York and Montana.... << MORE >>
... << MORE >>Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder last week asking him to review two proposed voting measures she claims are designed to “suppress the voting rights of African Americans and other minorities.”“I am concerned about restrictive legislation concerning voter photo identification and the reduction of early voting days pending in the Ohio legislature, and seek your assistance,” Fudge wrote in her letter.