Obomination: DOJ Distorts Data As It Aggressively Scrutinizes Voter ID
Obama’s Justice Department will go to whatever lengths to
distort data in order to pursue their “aggressive” agenda against voter ID. The Department of Justice is misusing its
power where it has authority not to preclear voting statutes if they violate civil rights laws.
The Department of Justice rushed
out its letter denying preclearance of the South Carolina voter ID law by
relying on statistics on the number of photo IDs that the Department of Motor
were not accurate. Furthermore, the
decision also fails to discuss all the evidence of vote fraud by limiting its
discussion only to voter impersonation.
Other forms of vote fraud (multiple voting, non-resident voting, etc.)
can be prevented by voter ID, but there is no discussion of them.
But South Carolina is not the only state where the DOJ is
distorting statistics. Texas is another
state which the DOJ has authority to review its state voting laws. The DOJ requested its own statistics,
demonstrating that it seeks to find evidence from the state – no matter how
misleading – to drum up support for its political agenda. The Department of Justice requested data
about minority voters’ names. However, it
should be noted that Hispanic surnames don’t necessarily indicate a voter’s
race. Texas complied with the Department
of Justice’s request, but noted that the data is not
Keith Ingram, the director of the Texas elections division said,
“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 that data.”
Under Obama’s leadership, the nation’s law enforcement
agency is unjustly distorting evidence to pursue a politicized agenda against
voter ID. The Department of Justice is
failing to live up to its name.