“Grassley Presses for Answers on Obama Administration Impeding Independent Voting Agency”

“Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking questions about the Justice Department’s refusal to defend the actions of the Election Assistance Commission, an independent federal agency without litigation authority, despite the law requiring the department to represent the commission in court.”  The Justice Department’s “unprecedented action” could result in non-citizens being allowed to register and vote.


Grassley wrote in a letter to the EAC and the Attorney General, “The Committee must evaluate the situation and determine whether the EAC (Election Assistance Commission) needs independent litigation authority in order to truly be free from political influence from the administration.  This case involves the integrity of elections and is taking place in the context of an ongoing Presidential election process.  The potential appearance that the administration is substituting its judgment for the EAC’s is a matter of significant concern.”