As you know, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder think attempts to ensure honest voting are racist.
The argument is that voter fraud is supposedly rare and therefore checking IDs amounts to voter suppression and an attempt by secretly racist Republicans to revive Jim Crow.
Another unifying message courtesy of the Obama administration.
Well, the election board in Fairfax Country, Virginia, where I live, and vote, has determined that 278 people on the voter rolls have claimed – claimed – that they are not citizens, according to Watchdog.org. They excused themselves from jury duty in 2010 and 2011 because, they said, they’re not legal.
Of the group, 117 had a history of voting.
Now think about this. That’s the number of people who were caught serendipitously by one method. How many non-citizens who didn’t get called to jury duty – or who went and served on a jury illegally – are also Fairfax voters?
Despite clear evidence, the Fairfax Country prosecutor won’t take the case, however.
You think he wants Eric Holder calling him a racist? From Watchdog:
Catherine Engelbrecht, president of the Texas-based group, True the Vote, said the Obama administration has chilled the atmosphere for warranted prosecutions.
“The kind of selective justice being meted out by the Fairfax County prosecutor, though clearly a violation of voters’ rights, is part of the ‘new normal’ standard supported nationwide by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice,” Engelbrecht told Watchdog.
Engelbrecht noted that in 2009, U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandez “set out clear marching orders to all DOJ attorneys — suppress state efforts to maintain accurate voter rolls.”
That people are being labeled as racist by the federal government and its allies for trying to safeguard elections is another of the grand absurdities of the Obama era. And as is so often the case with the administration’s political agenda, it’s divisive, virulent, and undermines the Constitution.