A reminder that the de facto head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta was never approved by the Senate.
“The civil rights industry has become very lucrative.”
When hearings for attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions start next month, prepare for a trip back in time to 1986. Three decades ago, his nomination for a seat on the federal bench was wrecked because Jeff Sessions fought voter fraud as a United States attorney.
The same group of far-left activists are again opposing Jeff Sessions because Jeff Sessions will fight voter fraud as attorney general.
The activists opposing Sessions also oppose any effort to minimize criminal behavior in American elections. Never mind that there are over four million invalid voter registrations. Never mind that we have a Justice Department that deliberately stopped enforcing laws to prevent this illegal bloating of voter rolls.
Opposing steps to stop criminal behavior in elections has tragically become the new “civil rights” agenda. It is the agenda of the Sessions opponents. . . .
The opponents of Jeff Sessions are busy transforming what “civil rights” means. Genuine equality of opportunity is out of style. That’s so 1965. They want a Justice Department chasing “unconscious bias” and fighting disparate racial impacts. They certainly don’t want the Justice Department doing anything about the lawlessness and illegal voting affecting American elections.
They also want to cash out.
Wikileaks emails show Clinton campaign chair John Podesta has figured out that, because of federally-mandated vulnerabilities in our election system, non-citizen foreigners can get registered to vote and get a voter ID at the same time:
John Podesta: I think Teddy’s idea scratches the itch, is pretty safe and uncomplicated.On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a drivers license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in Federal elections.
Under the National Voter Registration Act, aka Motor Voter, anyone can register to vote while they get a driver’s license, a universally-accepted photo voter ID.
Getting registered to vote is as easy as marking “YES” to the question “Are you a citizen of the United States?” As Podesta notes, when you attest you are a citizen, you get registered. It’s automatic. It’s mandated under federal law. The registrant then signs the form, stating under “penalty of perjury” that the answers are correct. It’s an honor system — but only four states engage in citizenship verification.
And three of those four states are currently entangled in litigation with leftist groups trying to end that verification: Kansas, Alabama, and Georgia. These leftist groups have allies in the Justice Department, which has also fought citizenship verification measures ferociously.
Now we may know why. Alien registrants lie in enormous numbers, and are now on American voter rolls. Naturally, Democrats and the media do all they can to minimize the scope of the problem, because the former benefit from it.
Don’t states check if the answer to the citizen question is truthful? Don’t they make sure that only citizens are registering when they get their driver’s license/photo ID? No and no. It isn’t happening. That’s what Podesta means when he writes: “when you attest that you are a citizen” you have a right to vote.