Justice Department Shenanigans Involved in Helping Illegal Aliens to Vote

The first step is to allow a massive new largely unassimilable underclass to illegally flood into the country. Second is to get it hooked on welfare. Third is to ignore immigration law so that illegal aliens are not deported. Fourth is to see to it that they vote:

Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election. And the United States Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is helping them.

On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court seeking to reverse a recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The Commission’s decision allows Kansas and other states, including Arizona and Georgia, to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens register to vote when they use a federally designed registration form.

It looks like this sensible decision is being subverted by Lynch’s Department of Social Justice.

[W]hen Arizona sought to include citizenship-verification requirements with voter-registration forms, the institutional Left — including the League of Women Voters, People for the American Way, Common Cause, Project Vote, and Chicanos for La Causa — brought a lawsuit claiming that the EAC hadn’t approved such requirements. Incredibly, this fight over whether states can ensure that only citizens are voting went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2013 in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, a divided Court said that Arizona could not implement such a requirement unless and until the EAC agreed to change the instructions for use of the federal form to include the Arizona requirements.

However, the majority opinion in that case, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, stipulated that if the EAC refused Arizona’s request to accommodate the proof-of-citizenship requirement, the state could sue the EAC and establish in court that “a mere oath will not suffice to effectuate its citizenship requirement and that the EAC is therefore under a nondiscretionary duty to include Arizona’s concrete evidence requirement on the Federal Form.”

Yet again we see why Scalia’s replacement must be nominated by a constitutional conservative to preserve what sanity still remains in Washington.

The Court went so far as to say that Arizona could also claim that a refusal by the EAC would be “arbitrary,” since the agency “has accepted a similar instruction requested by Louisiana.”

But when Arizona made the request, acting EAC executive director Alice Miller nixed it while the four-member commission lacked a quorum. The denial letter was allegedly actually written by social justice warriors within the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Injustice Department.

Once the EAC regained a quorum of commissioners and hired a new executive director, the agency reversed the previously announced policy and allowed Kansas and Arizona to include citizenship-verification requirements with the federal voter-registration form. In other words, the EAC wound up doing the right thing, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision.

This is why the EAC is now being sued by the NAACP and the other militant moonbats. It will be represented in court by lawyers from that same Injustice Department — who can be expected to take a dive and let the suit win, a practice that is common when environmental groups sue the EPA to force it to impose ever more draconian measures.

The EAC is supposed to be an independent agency. Like the rest of the federal government, it is in the process of becoming politicized and weaponized under Obama.

Our elections, like the federal government itself, are degenerating into an elaborate farce.

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Supreme Court Justice material if conservatives don’t take back the White House.

On tips from Torcer and Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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