Liberal Attorneys Press “Motor Voter” Lawsuits as Obama DOJ Moves to Block Voter ID

Voter IDBy Kevin Mooney — Polls show that Gov. Mitt Romney could be competitive against President Obama in Pennsylvania, a must win state for Democrats. So, it should come as no surprise to learn that a coalition of left-wing attorneys have filed a “motor voter” suit against state officials aimed at accelerating highly questionable registration practices.

The suit, filed under Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), commonly known as “motor voter,” claims that Pennsylvania failed to offer registration services as required by law. The plaintiffs include Project Vote, an affiliate of the ACORN network, Demos and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The law calls for government agencies to offer registration services to anyone who applies for new drivers’ licenses or other social services like unemployment benefits. Although public assistance applications have been on the rise recently, voter registration applications “have decreased by a staggering 93% in recent years, from 59,462 in 1995-1996 to just 4,179 in 2009-2010,” according to Project Vote. The suit names Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander, and Secretary of Health Dr. Eli N. Avila as defendants.

The action against Pennsylvania did not occur in a vacuum. Instead, it is built around a larger national effort that seeks to utilize “motor voter” as a tool to boost the Democratic turnout with registration efforts interlinked with loose identification requirements. Project Vote, and other allied groups, are also suing Louisiana and Massachusetts.

Meanwhile, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Georgia have already agreed to legal settlements (consent agreements) that could potentially taint the 2012 elections, according to lawyers and citizen activists who are familiar with NVRA suits.

Here’s how:

Liberal pressure groups and Democratic Party operatives are looking to enforce “motor voter” beyond what is even required by law, while ignoring the anti-voter fraud provisions included under the same federal law. They are doing in partnership with President’s Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ).  Judicial Watch has obtained documentation through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that highlights the steady stream of communication between DOJ and third party groups like Project Vote.

As part of a compromise with Senate Republicans in 1993, President Clinton agreed to include a separate provision under Section 8 of the NVRA that makes it a requirement for state officials to maintain updated registration records and to purge ineligible voters. Section 7 would not have become law without Section 8 because there were not enough votes in the Senate at that time to prevent a Republican filibuster of “motor voter.”

In a new book entitled: “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,” J. Christian Adams, a former DOJ attorney, describes how Obama’s top appointees within the department’s Voting Section scuttled Section 8 investigations. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes made it clear during a “brown bag” meeting in November 2009 that the agency had “no interest in enforcing that provision of the law” since it was not related to boosting voter turnout, Adams wrote.

The testimony Christopher Coates, former chief of the Voting Section within DOJ’s civil rights division, delivered to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Sept. 2010 backs up this version of events from “Injustice.” Coates also told the commission that eight states appeared to be out of compliance at the time with Section 8 requirements; meaning they had more voter names listed on their registration forms than they had people of eligible voting age

“The lawsuits are coming out of nowhere in multiple states and they are coming fast,” Anita MonCrief, a former Project Vote employee, has observed.

“This is part of a coordinated effort,” said MonCrief is now a Tea Party activist. “These groups are very well-funded, and they have lawyers doing pro-bono work. The objective here is to pressure secretaries of state into accepting consent agreements that will weaken election laws.”

Bill Wilson, President of Americans for Limited Government agreed, calling the efforts to subvert the legitimate voting process, “the natural progression of a plan that the left has been implementing since the 2000 presidential election.”

Fortunately, concerned Americans and state lawmakers are beginning to take a principled stand on behalf of ballot integrity. Organizations like “True the Vote” have implemented a sophisticated poll worker training program, while former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell have set up a new campaign in cooperation with the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) the promotes voter identification requirements.

Over the past two years, 11 states have passed new photo ID laws that have been challenged by the DOJ, Project Vote and other self-described “voting rights groups.”

The complicating factor for state officials is the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was initially set up as a safeguard against racial discrimination, but has been modified over time to allow for political mischief. Under the VRA, any changes made to voting laws in certain areas of the country must be approved by the DOJ. The jurisdictions covered under the federal law are all of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia and parts of California, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, and South Dakota. The DOJ has already moved to block the voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas; both states are counter-suing

Matthew Vadum, a senior editor with the Capital Research Center (CRC), has extensively researched the ACORN network, and its Project Vote affiliate, which were at the epicenter for vote fraud scandals that came to light in 2008.

“Project Vote has long been in the forefront of filing lawsuits aimed at mucking up America’s voter rolls and the group shows no signs of slowing down,” he said. “Frances Fox Piven, the Marxist academic who helped design the motor voter law in an effort to swamp voter rolls with dead people and cartoon characters, is on Project Vote’s board.”

He added:

“All Americans have to get ID to drive, collect public benefits, borrow library books, so why should one segment of the population be exempted? “The only reason to oppose photo ID requirements for voting is to allow voter fraud to take place.”

Kevin Mooney is a contributing editor for NetRightDaily.com. You can follow Kevin on Twitter at @KevinMooneyDC.

  • Jamehrn

    Obamma is so crooked, he wants to let anyone without id to vote and cancel out any  american’s vote with a drivers who was born here. This Kenya guy has to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SV35DH3NPTSGGNREYTATTKMBHY del

    so does old fart soros who donates millions to acorn and all the other illegal jerks voting for his paid for stooge ovomit

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKLLPVKKSWYRHLZH3LDQMZRW6A dean

    I smell ACORN.  Oh yes, it is still around, just under different names.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Barclay/1514479016 Joe Barclay

    The anti-American, anti Christian, Socialistic, Baby butcher Dummycrapic mindless robots who without fail no matter who is running will irresponsibly vote for the party instead of thinking for themselves will stop at nothing to criminally place an illegal criminal element into the Dark House to sell this country down the river of socialism and dictatorial leadership who has done nothing except wipe his ass with the U.S. Constitution and shit on the citizens of this country. This makes the Raghead in Sheets and the Dummycrapic party criminal and traitorous. I believe crimes against the state, citizens, and U.S. Constitution is a capital offense and is punishable by death. These people who feel no one can touch them have yet to get a taste of the New Patriot Army that is poised to take action and the beginning of the new Civil War is on the horizon. Stand by folks this country is in for a ride that will darken the pages of history again.

  • Alice Johnson

    Obama and Holder should have been impeached their 1st year at their 1st offense. Criminals who have cooperated for 4 years to tear down the Constitution and America and now wish to continue for 4 more years need to be behind bars for the rest of their lives!

  • Guest

    If you can’t win the vote, cheat – it’s the Democrats way of life.

  • SmileyFace

    Voter ID is a MUST across all states.  The intended purpose IS to reduce fraud.   We’ve got to vote OUT all the idiots that want to block voter ID.  Those people aren’t about “the people”.  No, they just want more votes to get their agenda moving even faster.      

  • Euclic

    My dead cat (RIP 1987) got an absentee ballot all filled out for Obama.  One man cast a vote for his dead dog to show how it easy it is to do. The Department of Justice is planning on filing charges against this man for casting an illegal mail-in ballot.

    Hundreds of thousands of dead Americans have just cast their absentee for Obama.

    Just love it……

  • Eagle

    What can we expect from the most illegal alien we have had? Born in Kenya raised with Muslims in Indonesia ilegally entering USA and acting as a President? Can anyone empeach this dog eater?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leonard-W-Giddens-Jr/100003624642108 Leonard W. Giddens Jr.

    Just shows what I have been saying. The blood suckers are very stupid people. They don’t know anything about our Government, all they care about the free bees keep coming. They are sorry people that will not vote without being bribed to do so. 

  • FloridaJim

    The use of “motor voter laws” is a scam to confuse election officials in allowing anyone to vote an old democratic trick used to steal an election for Al Franken and Patty Murray among others. If you vote you must have a legitimate voter I.D. just like you needed to get into Michelle Obama’s fund raiser and Eric Holder’s speech at the NAACP-hypocrite comes to mind.

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