Friction between politics and justice?
Looks like some public servants assigned the responsibility of
adminstering justice are also concerned with political consequences.
We’ve all read a lot about the “politicization” of the
Justice Department in recent years, and that political pounding is
having an ironic effect. The prosecutors who are supposed to guard
against voter fraud don’t seem very interested in running the political
risk of doing their job.
Look at the facts.
If voter fraud would ever be ripe for investigation,
this would seem to be the year with the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn) having been caught filing
thousands of bogus voter registrations in at least 14 states. Acorn’s
history of deceit and the national sweep of today’s scandal demand a
federal probe. Safeguarding the integrity of the vote is every bit as
important as protecting access to the polls, yet Democrats want Justice
to pay attention only to the latter.
This is outrageous.
House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers recently sent two
letters to Attorney General Michael Mukasey deploring a news leak that
the FBI is investigating Acorn, and warning Justice to focus instead on
“voter suppression.” Barack Obama has also joined in this political
intimidation, demanding in two letters that Mr. Mukasey appoint a
special prosecutor to investigate Justice staff who he claims are
engaged in “unlawful coordination” with John McCain’s campaign to
pursue “so-called ‘election fraud.’” There is zero evidence that such
coordination exists, but it is remarkable that a Presidential nominee
would dismiss election fraud as a myth.
The lawyers at the Civil Rights Division are already falling into
line. Justice recently decided to reverse a policy in place since 2002
to send criminal attorneys and other federal employees to monitor
polling places. The decision came two weeks after a September meeting
to which the Civil Rights Division invited dozens of left-wing activist
groups to discuss voter “access” to the polls.
Justice has also failed to enter the fray in Ohio. As many as
200,000 new voter registrations in that state are suspect, yet
Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is refusing to follow
the 2002 Help America Vote Act that requires her to verify these
And……getting away with it!
It doesn’t help Justice’s credibility that attorneys charged with supervising voting issues are avowed Barack Obama supporters.
This is a colossal scandal, against the whole representative republic and our founding values. Where’s the accountability?
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