Is the justice department involved in voter suppression?

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    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s legal team wants a special prosecutor to determine whether partisan politics is at play in a reported though unconfirmed Justice Department investigation of a voter registration effort which has been the target of numerous complaints of late, including one in Michigan.

    With the election just over two weeks away, Bob Bauer, Obama’s chief lawyer, said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon that he is asking U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to to hand over to special prosecutor Nora Dannehy any probe into what Bauer called “bogus claims of vote fraud” that mirror concerns raised by Republicans two years ago.

    According to a recent Justice Department report, those issues played a role in the controversy over the forced resignations of nine former federal prosecutors.

    That report – performed by the inspector general overseeing the Justice Department and others – found that David Iglesias, the former U.S. attorney in New Mexico, “was removed because of complaints to the Department of Justice and the White House … about Iglesias’ handling of voter fraud” cases. He had been pushed to bring a case against ACORN – the Association of Community Activists for Reform Now, the group at the center of the current controversy.

    “Are we seeing a repeat now?” said Bauer. “It would seem that we are.”

    Justice Department didn’t immediately have a comment about Bauer’s letter – though it was unclear they would given that no investigation has publicly been announced and would not be. In his letter, Bauer noted that in citing unnamed sources for the report, the Associated Press said “Justice Department regulations forbid discussing ongoing investigations particularly close to an election.”

    Bauer said there appears to be an “unholy alliance” between law enforcement officials and Republican officials, including presidential nominee John McCain’s campaign. In his letter, Bauer said in a footnote that several of the nominee’s supporters in Congress have written to the Justice Department “pressuring them to investigate ACORN.”

    Also, word of the investigation was leaked within a day of McCain’s saying at Wednesday’s final presidential debate that the group “is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of our democracy.”

    http://www.freep.com/article/20081017/NEWS15/81017065
     
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    LOL

    with Obama neck deep in the voter fraud with ACORN, he isnt one that should be complaining
     
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    The fraud charges are bogus.

    The purpose is to suppress Democratic votes. Bush did the same thing in 2004, but this time Obama was ready and is calling for a special prosecutor. The firing of the attorneys general is part of this as well. The special prosecutor in that case is already on the job.
     
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    yeah, sure they are

    thats why ACORN pled guilty and paid a fine on several of them
    :rolleyes:
    and its not over yet
     
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    I am not sure what you are talking about.

    Did you read the link?
     
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    yo-bama speak's no evil, hear's no evil, see's no evil. how could he be involved with acorn?
     
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    because mediamatters is a lying left wing moonbat site
    the reason USA Today ignore the "voter suppression" thing is because its a MYTH
     
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    Yup suddenly the Justice Department which is FILLED with career employees that are both liberal and conservative ( Though I suspect more liberals) is going to be able to secretly suppress votes and NO ONE will be the wiser.
     

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