October 29, 2010

I'm sure they'll be all over it

After all, they sure ain't busy worrying about folks like the New Black Panther Party, are they?

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether tea party groups are intimidating black and Hispanic voters in her district.

Jackson Lee has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to send poll monitors to her district on Nov. 2 to make sure the King Street Patriots, a local conservative voter turnout and tea party group, aren’t stopping people from voting.

“Many of these incidents of voter intimidation have been occurring in predominately minority neighborhoods and have been directed at African-Americans and Latinos,” she said in the letter. “It is unconscionable to think that anyone would deliberately employ the use of such forceful and intimidating tactics in 2010 to undermine the fundamental, constitutional right to vote.”

I wonder if Jackson-Lee wrote a letter expressing such concerns about what we saw at that Philly voting place back in 2008? Speaking of which: DOJ Voting Section Deputy Chief Misled Civil Rights Commission on Black Panthers Case.

Posted by Hube at October 29, 2010 06:11 PM | TrackBack

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