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  •  Better Late Than Never, Holder (1+ / 0-)
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    chloris creator

    Four years ago, I suggested that the Justice Department get out there and fix the election fraud issues (you know, caging, and such). Crickets.

    After last year's experience, do you think they'll get moving?

    Nah. Why bother? Obama isn't up for election again. What use could it possibly be to them?

    Here's a free clue, Eric: Democracy is going away on your watch. Do you really want to be remembered as the guy who lost democracy for the world?

    •  Unfortunately I don't see anything Holder can do (0+ / 0-)

      ...about it even if he wanted to. It's constitutional from what I read. Just really a dick move.

      "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

      by xsonogall on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:27:11 AM PST

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      •  Not Hardly (0+ / 0-)

        Election fraud is against the law. We just need someone who will go in with warrants and get the facts. If others can do it, then why couldn't the Justice Department?

        Lack of will is all I can figure.

        For example, Secretary of State Debra Bowen cleaned up a lot of election fraud in California by pulling certifications for all the voting machines and cleaning up the voting process. (She needs to run for a higher office, frankly.)

        And Congress needs to get involved. As I said here, Congress should provide the following:

        (1) A national voter ID automatically issued to anyone who has ever voted in a national election. All states would be required to accept this as ID for the purposes of voting for any candidate for national office.

        (2) Standardized dates and times for early voting that start at the beginning of October and end on election day and that require the board of election offices to be open for people to vote that include at least 12 hours per day on weekdays and at least 8 hours a day on Saturdays.

        (3) Standardized vote by mail so that all voters can vote by mail and send in their ballots up to three weeks before election day.

        (4) Standardized election district criteria that require districts to have balanced representation where the difference between registered members of the two largest parties be no more than 5 percentage points.

        The Republicans are working right now to steal the next election. We should be working right now to protect people's voting rights.

        See also this comment.

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