Eric Holder Gunning For Texas – Claims Lone Star State Among Most Racist In Nation
July 25, 2013
Eric Holder and Barack Obama’s Department of Justice made clear this week their feelings regarding Texas – namely that it is a state (they believe) still mired in racial discrimination that requires Big Government intervention. In the brewing war between the Obama White House and Texas, who will win?
Is Eric Holder Right About Texas’ Elections?
The attorney general wants changes to the Lone Star state’s voting laws to be subject to federal approval
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Obama administration would seek to require Texas to clear any changes it makes to voting procedures with the federal government. This policy comes after a Supreme Court ruling last month that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, a 1965 law that sought to prevent voting discrimination.
Holder called the court’s ruling “deeply disappointing,” and said that the law was still needed to address inequalities in the election system. The court struck down Section 4 of the act, which determined the formula used to dictate which states and jurisdictions were subject to Section 5. Also known as the “preclearance provision,” Section 5 requires some jurisdictions to get federal permission before changing election laws.