Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Dems Push for Voter Suppression Probe

While they are at it, let them investigate election 2000 as well.

This whole damnable administration is illegitimate!

Dems Push for Voter Suppression Probe - CommonDreams.org:

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats urged the Justice Department on Monday to investigate whether one of its former prosecutors led attempts to suppress Florida voter turnout during the 2004 presidential election.

The request by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is the latest facet of Congress’ ongoing inquiry into whether politics played a role in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

One of the fired prosecutors, Bud Cummins in Little Rock, Ark., was replaced on an interim basis by Tim Griffin - a protege of presidential political adviser Karl Rove who worked at the Republican National Committee in 2004. The two senators Monday pointed to two e-mails to Griffin - titled “caging” and dated August 2004 - listing nearly 2,000 potential voters in Jacksonville, Fla.

The e-mails were posted on a political Web site critical of the Bush administration, but a White House spokeswoman said the Democrats did not doubt their authenticity.

“Caging” refers to efforts to disqualify voters who fail to sign for registered campaign mail sent to their houses. In theory, the practice identifies homes where voters no longer live.

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