Holder to black leaders: 'Sacred' right to vote under attack

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    This man should be Removed from office

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    By JOSEPH WILLIAMS |
    5/30/12 11:28 AM EDT


    Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the "sacred" right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could hinder - or block – minorities’ access to the ballot box this fall.

    "In my travels across this country, I’ve heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens, who – often for the first time in their lives – now have reason to believe that we are failing to live up to one of our nation’s most noble ideals,” Holder said in a speech before the Council of Black Churches. The threats of legal assaults and lingering discrimination, he added, means that “some of the achievements that defined the civil rights movement now hang in the balance.”

    As if to underscore the point, however, a voting rights group is worried that Holder and the Justice Department aren’t acting quickly enough to stop Florida’s Republican governor from continuing a purge of registered voters from the state’s rolls because they lack proof of U.S. citizenship.


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    Holder to black leaders: 'Sacred' right to vote under attack - POLITICO.com
     
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    Mods, I see this has already been posted, my bad I didn't search.

    you can delete if you want..

    sorry
     
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    Eric Holder alone will cost O'Bozo the election. Have you ever seen such a radical racisist as attorney general?
     
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    It makes it harder for some people to vote. Period.
     

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