Black People Politics : Attorney General Warns: Not Enough Federal Oversight of November Election

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    Attorney General Warns: Not Enough Federal Oversight of November Election


    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and top Justice Department political appointees are warning that the upcoming federal election will not have enough federal oversight of state election officials. In recent remarks to the League of United Latin American Citizens, Lynch derided the threat to voting rights because the federal government no longer has the power to send hundreds of federal election observers into state polling sites to monitor state and local officials ...


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    Supreme Court Buries Section 5 of Voting Rights Act

    The Supreme Court has decided Shelby v. Holder. It is one of the most important decisions in decades.

    Now, federal preclearance of state election procedures seems to be forever dead and buried. While some congressional Republicans had vowed to enact new legislation to "fix" any coverage formula deemed unconstitutional, the opinion today offers almost no room to do so. They would have to decide what's more important: the Republican Party, or the Constitution?


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    US Justice Department to dispatch fewer election observers


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer specially trained election observers this year as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act ...

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    Change to Voting Rights Act makes it harder to monitor U.S. elections


    Federal election monitors will be gathering information to look for any instances of voter intimidation and fraud, says U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. She also encourages all Americans to vote in the "free and fair election." YouTube/The Justice Department

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article109644462.html


    ... After the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder weakened a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the U.S. Department of Justice can deploy special election observers from the Office of Personnel Management only where authorized by a court order ...

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    PA GOP files lawsuit over election day poll watchers


    The Pennsylvania Republican party has filed a lawsuit asserting that their Election Day poll watchers have Constitutional rights under the First and 14th amendments to watch polls anywhere.

    The Republicans are trying to bring poll watchers into Philadelphia from the suburbs. If the lawsuit fails, volunteers who do not live in the city cannot watch the polls.

    "As a result of the Commonwealth's arbitrary restriction on poll watchers, candidates, political parties and political bodies are unjustifiably burdened in their attempts to locate available, qualified registered electors who can serve as poll watchers," the lawsuit said, as first reported by The Washington Post ...


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    US Justice Department attorney to monitor Arizona election


    PHOENIX - An assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix has been assigned to lead the Justice Department's elections oversight efforts in the state ...

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    Federal attorney to keep eye on Nebraska elections


    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. attorney for Nebraska has named an assistant U.S. attorney to serve as district election officer for the state.

    U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg (gihlg) said in a news release Monday that Laurie Kelly will oversee the handling of any complaints about election fraud and voting rights abuses, in consultation with Justice Department headquarters in Washington ...


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    ‘The most chaotic election for people of color in 50 years,’ activist predicts


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    Voting rights advocates are urging state election officials nationwide to be on the lookout for efforts to disenfranchise, intimidate and discriminate against minority voters in next month’s general election.

    They say a weakened Voting Rights Act, incendiary campaign rhetoric and confusion over controversial state laws that restrict voting opportunities have created a perfect storm for Election Day problems, particularly for Hispanic, Arab-American, Muslim and African-American voters, said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations ...

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    Republicans attempt to rig the vote by suppressing it


    MORE THAN a third of American voters may have cast their ballots before Election Day under early-voting procedures, a heartening development in the face of aggressive Republican vote-suppression efforts in a number of states with GOP-controlled legislatures. While black turnout slipped by nearly 9 percent during the 17-day early-voting window in the critical swing state of North Carolina — a drop probably caused partly by Republican attempts to dampen turnout in areas with large black populations — an apparent surge in early voting elsewhere by Hispanics and other groups contributed to what is likely to be a record number of early voters: well over 40 million ...

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    Howard University Sends Group to Monitor Voting in Ohio and N.C.: Combat Voter Suppression in Black Communities


    Howard University is sending a group of political science students to Cleveland and Charlotte to monitor the election on Tuesday as part of its 2016 Presidential General Election Voter Protection Project (VP2), according to an article posted on the website, HBCUBuzz ...

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