Holder calls voter ID laws a ‘solution in search of a problem’


The video is from MSNBC.

The tweet links to a Pajamas Media story:

Long a refuge of partisan activists and ideological crusaders, the Section has been filling its ranks over the last 30 months with like-minded liberals ready to do the bidding of left-wing advocacy organizations. Sixteen attorneys have come on board in this hiring binge. Who are these new radicals?

Bryan Sells: Mr. Sells was recently hired as one of the Voting Section’s new deputy chiefs. He comes to the Department from the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, where he worked for nearly 10 years as a Senior Staff Counsel.

Meredith Bell-Platts: The other new deputy chief hired by the Voting Section, Meredith Bell-Platts, also comes from the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, where she, too, spent nearly 10 years.

Anna Baldwin: While all of the new trial attorneys hired into the Voting Section have streaks of radicalism, few can match Ms. Baldwin. A financial contributor to the Obama presidential campaign.

Jenigh Garrett: Ms. Garrett worked for approximately five years as an assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF), where she worked on voting-related litigation.

Some related tweets:

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    this clown,along with curious george has to go

  • savage24

    The ID card for voting is for the same solution to the problem as the need of an ID card for boarding an airplane. More proof that in this administration, appointment to high positions did not necessarily go to the smartest person, quite the contrary. 

    • mymonkeyishuge

       Ah, The old “I need it for boarding a plane argument”. Voting is a right……you can look it up. While boarding a plane, using a credit card, driving a car, or renting a new futon from Aaron’s may require a photo ID, the founding fathers said nothing about those things in the constitution….voting, pretty much covered, as long as you were a white male property owner…..or what you now call “The Base”.

      • Thomas Fournier

        Owning a gun is a right. Yet when buying a gun you need to show ID.

        • librarygryffon

          I can’t even buy a handgun in CT without first having a carry permit.  Which takes a training course (something I don’t have a problem with), then money to get a permit from your town, a several month wait for it to be processed, then more money to get a permit from the state with several more months of waiting.  Then, and ONLY then, can you buy a handgun.

          But you can get a non-drivers ID for far less money (it may be free, I don’t know, since I had to pay through the nose for my driver’s license) and less than an hour of your time.  

          Are we saying the poor and minorities are too stupid to figure out how to do this?  If one is supposedly too poor to afford an ID (which is free or at most a few bucks in most states), one needs the same ID to get one’s government cheese. So the poor obviously already have ID.  Heck, my kids have had IDs since they were little (navy brats) not to mention their school IDs.  

        • mymonkeyishuge

           True to some extent…..but there are loopholes to that also. However not a big push from the NRA/rightwing to close those.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVKJI7T3ND2WLDZEK4JEJOBVCE uhohshortsonthehighway

        Voting is a right as long as you are a citizen.  That is the whole purpose behind the law-to prevent Obama supporters, oops I mean illegal immigrants from voting.

  • aPLWBinAK

    Holder: a P.O.S. searching for his jail cell

  • tcbinc

     OBAMA new executive order establishes COMMUNISM. Nationalization and control
    of manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and people by the state

    On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which
    expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and
    gives the office of the President complete control over all the
    resources in the United States in times of war or emergency.

    The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive
    Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production,
    transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the
    auspices of national defense and national security.

    >>The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order’s
    functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZIACXR43K7OZCSEI7B2BSH3A3Y michael s

    atty gen holder is correct to fight against this. this is just more white racism. it’s funny how these white republicans want to protect the integrity of the vote,yet don’t want the same standards in their primaries and caucasus. even when it’s proven the votes arent correct in maine and other primaries ,but its white so it’s right. these voter id schemes are coming into effect in nov 2012. right when the first black Pres is up for reelection. now please tell me when in this country did black people ever try to stop any white pres reelection. 

  • Manny Laureano

    Had to go to Minnesota Public Radio for an interview recently and enjoyed the irony of reading the enormous placard that greets you when you go to the reception desk: “No one will be admitted without ID.”

  • Leon

    “Voter fraud and intimidation at black/democratic precincts? No problem.” Eric Holder #nobama

  • http://twitter.com/NeoSecularist Neo Secularist

    With all the money coming into “worthy” organizations” like the NAACP, MALDEF, La Raza, the ACLU and the Democrat Party – is there not enough left in the pot to create a fund for “disenfranchised Americans” who need a voter ID, but cannot “legitimately” pay for one themselves?     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5EP2WEHGK3A2IYGBAWGGO2IAXU jb7511

    Collectively it is our fault Obama is in office. You have to
    get involved at the local level. If you will go to blackboxvoting org you will
    see why it is so important to be involved at the local level. What is going on
    at the primary level is mindnumbing and it is worse during the General

    Call your local party office and don’t ask, tell them you
    are going to help. What the precint people are up to is unbelieveable and it is
    from orders higher up. These people need to be watched and scrutinized. Many of
    them are lawyers but still need to be challenged. They have and are exploiting
    every weak link in the voting chain. THEY NEED TO BE WATCHED AND DOCUMENTED ON

    Get involved….THEY ARE… and that is how they are able to
    take the seats with close counts and recounts. This is a nationwide scam and WE
    are the victims.

    Please copy and paste this and pass it on everywhere you
    can. We need our Country back!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVKJI7T3ND2WLDZEK4JEJOBVCE uhohshortsonthehighway

    I am so sick of the opponents of this law comparing it to the denial of voting rights to blacks over 40 years ago!  How about: the federal government puts pressure on each of the states to pass legislation making non-driver license photo IDs available free of charge to whoever provides a copy of their US birth certificate? You need photo ID to do almost anything else-but voting is a right and the government should insure steps are taken everyone eligible can vote without paying anything.