Friday, September 14, 2007

be on the alert

"The Department of Justice's Voting Section is pressuring 10 states to purge voter rolls before the 2008 election based on statistics that former Voting Section attorneys and other experts say are flawed and do not confirm that those states have more voter registrations than eligible voters, as the department alleges.

Voting Section Chief John Tanner called for the purges in letters sent this spring under an arcane provision in the National Voter Registration Act, better known as the Motor Voter law, whose purpose is to expand voter registration. The identical letters notify states that 10 percent or more of their election jurisdictions have problematic voter rolls. It tells states to report "the subsequent removal from rolls of persons no longer eligible to vote."

rest of article here

h/t to tua


Larry said...

In would assume the purged ones will be from poor minorities.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Thanks for the H/T, but when I sent that to you, I errored in giving due credit. It came to me via hariselden67. Sorry for the oversight.