Wednesday, June 3, 2009

DOJ: ACORN-Occupied Territory

Unless somebody has their head totally in the sand, a big part of the Democrats' electoral success revolves around voter irregularities if not out-and-out fraud (case in point: the disputed Minnesota senate election), involving ACORN and other shadowy organizations. Isn't it troubling that far-less developed countries around the world have more secure voter-identification procedures?

As we noted in a previous post, to much hand-wringing, the Bush administration allegedly politicized the U.S. Justice Department, but this DOJ pronouncement appears to be blatantly political:
The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November's election.
In a letter released on Monday, the Justice Department said the state's voter verification program is frequently inaccurate and has a "discriminatory effect" on minority voters. The decision means Georgia must halt the citizenship checks, although the state can still ask the Justice Department to reconsider, according to the letter and to the Georgia secretary of state's office.
Isn't it about time, in the year 2009 with all the advance technology readily available, that officials and so-called civil liberties group stop playing the "discriminatory effect" card and concentrate on making sure to uphold the rule of law such that every legal vote counts?