ACLU Commends House Oversight Hearing on Department of Justice’s Plan for 2008 Election

September 24, 2008 12:00 am

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Contact: (202) 675-2312 or Noxubee, Mississippi, deemphasized minority voter suppression and dilution cases, and supported restrictive voter ID laws, which disproportionately impact minority, elderly, and low-income voters. In addition, the 2004 election raised problems unchecked by federal election officials, such as improper voter purges and misuse of provisional ballots.

“Members of Congress should question the Department of Justice about reports that it has selectively enforced our nation’s voting rights laws and placed undue focus on questionable allegations of voter fraud. In this ground-breaking election, the Voting Section should return to its historic role of expanding access to the polls for all voters regardless of race, national origin, language proficiency or disability. Our democracy depends on the broadest possible base of voter participation.”

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