Obomination: Politicized DOJ Blocks Texas Voter ID Law
Just days after a grand jury indicted
seven individuals for illegally voting in Texas, the Department of Justice blocked
the implementation of the Texas voter ID law, which would have prevented vote
fraud in the Lone Star State. The letter
that seeks to justify the denial of administrative preclearance by the
Department of Justice is a page pulled out of the liberal playbook against voter
The DOJ attempts to discredit the real evidence of fraud and
hype up claims of disenfranchisement, but taking a closer look, it’s just
twisting of what the law really requires and statistical games.
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act does not
require that evidence of only “voter impersonation” crimes be shown. The DOJ is narrowly interpreting the law to
justify a politicized decision. Like
leftist opponents of voter ID, the DOJ is narrowing vote fraud to just voter
impersonation, when it includes voting from multiple precincts, voting from
multiple states, multiple voting, voting in the place of a deceased person, and
voting in place of a fictional person, etc.
The Justice Department delayed and delayed this decision
until it could fabricate some sort of mathematical justification for its
decision, no matter how inaccurate its statistics are.
First of all, the DOJ requested information on the racial
backgrounds, which the Texas motor vehicles department does not track. Then the DOJ insisted on having such data,
asking instead for Hispanic surnames. A Hispanic
surname is not necessarily representative of a voter’s racial background. A person who changes their name to a Hispanic
surname occur because of marriage or adoption, and would thus inaccurately
describe an individual as being Hispanic.
Texas’s election division director wrote
to the DOJ, “By requesting Spanish surname data, the DOJ’s request acknowledges
that the DPS database does not accurately reflect the number of Hispanic voters
in Texas who possess a driver’s license or photo identification card. Nonetheless,
in a good faith attempt to satisfy the DOJ’s request, the State has compiled
the requested data – despite the State’s reservations about the reliability of
Furthermore, the DOJ played games
with statistics to claim that there is higher number of minorities without
photo identification by counting all residents, not just eligible residents
(not including illegal immigrants).
Then, the DOJ only considered drivers’ licenses, excluding voters who
have other forms of ID available under the law.
How did the Department of Justice, which is supposed to be
fairly applying the law, start quoting from the liberal playbook? The DOJ is using the left’s common tactics to
discount vote fraud and play games with statistics in their effort to oppose
voter ID. Obama’s DOJ only hired
radical leftists to the Department’s Voting Section. Well it’s true then - personnel is policy.