DOJ PLOTS WITH ACORN CONNECTED GROUP TO STOP “VOTER ID” LAWS
By NWV News Writer Jim Kouri
December 19, 2011
In the midst of a contentious GOP presidential race, the threat of a government shutdown and continued fears of an impending economic downturn, Attorney General Eric Holder’s latest politically-driven mission has garnered very little attention: Holder promises to use the Justice Department to conduct a nationwide examination of voting laws enacted by states –- with special concern about laws that require voters to show identification in order to participate in an election.
The Attorney General, in a speech, stated that “all citizens should be automatically registered to vote” and is critical of voter ID laws passed in Texas and other states.
A Washington, DC-based group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, on Wednesday revealed that it obtained records detailing communications between the Obama Department of Justice and Estelle Rogers, a former ACORN attorney currently serving as Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-connected organization Project Vote.
The successful non-profit, public-interest organization — Judicial Watch — is investigating the DOJ’s partnering with Project Vote on a national campaign to use the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA) to register more individuals on public assistance, widely considered a key voting demographic for the Obama 2012 campaign.
In the past, President Obama worked for Project Vote as a trainer and organizer.