Eric Holder’s DOJ to Monitor Tuesday’s Nebraska Republican Primary

Eric Holder’s DOJ to Monitor Tuesday’s Nebraska Republican Primary

Eric Holder’s Department of (in)Justice will be monitoring two counties during today’s Nebraska Republican primary—where Tea Party-backed Ben Sasse, former State Treasurer Shane Osborn, and Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale are locked in a three-way race—looking for any hint of civil rights violations. Representatives from the DOJ will be snooping around, looking for voter suppression or voter intimidation, you know, just like it did when No One Was Prosecuted in Pennsylvania following the election of Barack Obama in 2008.

Infamous pic of New Black Panther members with batons in front of a polling place in Pennsylvania, 2008.
Now-infamous pic of Black Panther members with nightsticks in front of a polling place in Philadelphia, 2008. Neither was prosecuted by Eric Holder’s DOJ.

And again in this impartial polling station in Philadelphia in 2012:

Voters were reportedly told to "Vote for Obama" in many polling places in 2012.
Voters were reportedly told to “Vote for Obama” in many polling places in 2012.

It took a court order to compel poll workers to cover the mural, and even then most of Barry O. and his Hopey Changey mantra were still visible to every voter entering the polling station. Not to worry, though, Eric Holder’s poll minions monitors are here to protect us from intimidation and improper electioneering this go ’round.

“‘The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor elections on May 13, 2014, in Colfax and Douglas Counties, Nebraska, to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting rights statutes. The Voting Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group,’ according to DOJ.

‘In Colfax County, the department will assign federal observers from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to monitor polling place activities based on a court order. The observers will watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations in this jurisdiction, and Civil Rights Division attorneys will coordinate the federal activities and maintain contact with local election officials,’ DOJ stated. ‘In addition, department personnel will monitor polling place activities in Douglas County. A Civil Rights Division attorney will coordinate federal activities and maintain contact with local election officials.'”

Why the sudden need by the hyper-politicized DOJ to monitor the GOP primaries in two Nebraska counties, you might ask? Perhaps to drag out the zombie voters who vote predominantly liberal? Call me cynical, but could it be the recent accusations by Citizens United that Mr. Dinsdale has donated to liberal Democrats, has family members who have prominent positions with—wait for it—Planned Parenthood, and that seemingly squishy pro-lifer Dinsdale has stated he’d always vote to raise the debt? Ah, yes, if true—Dinsdale insists his words were taken out of context—it all makes perfect sense: The ideal Obama Republican.

While polling-place monitoring is nothing new, like just about every other thing the Obama Administration touches, the DOJ is looking to expand its power by increasing its ever-growing authority at the polls. In case you missed it, an amendment quietly buried within the final pages of the bipartisan “Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014”—aimed at repairing the provisions of the “Voting Rights Act” struck down by the Supreme Court—alters the proposed law allowing the Attorney General to seek an injunction against “any act prohibited by the 14th or 15th Amendment” of the Constitution. Under current law, the Attorney General may only bring civil rights claims under specific statutes, typically those that prohibit discrimination. Private plaintiffs can, and often do, allege violations of their Constitutional rights, but the Justice Department does not currently possess that authority. This law would hand him that new, expanded power on a silver platter. Talk about voter intimidation.

Something tells me that if a pasty-complexioned Nebraskan from Colfax County rings up the Justice Department claiming she feels her primary vote has been suppressed and her civil rights violated, Eric Holder will answer that 3 a.m. call about as quickly and professionally as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton did on the night of September 11, 2012.

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  • Michael says:

    Hey, aren’t those counties within former Pretend-R Senator (now SecDef) Chuck Hagel’s old district? Maybe his betrayal of constituents over O-care created a “hostile vote environment” for other Pretend Republicans.

  • Jodi says:

    Ben Sasse has won the GOP primary in a landslide. 😉

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