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Federal Court: DOJ Must Reimburse
South Carolina for Voter ID Folly

PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/5/2013 2:51:17 PM

A federal court has ruled that South Carolina was the prevailing party in the unnecessary Voter ID litigation, and therefore the Justice Department is liable for paying the state’s costs. South Carolina spent $3,500,000 to obtain federal court approval of the state’s Voter ID law as non-discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit was made necessary only because of the political and ideological radicalism of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez and his deputy Matthew Colangelo. PJ Media had this exclusive report detailing that career Voting Section employees, including Voting Section Chief Chris Herren, recommended

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/5/2013 3:06:07 PM     (No. 9100567)

Awarding court costs is not by any means routine. The DOJ really went overboard on this one evidently. Not that it will mean anything...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/5/2013 3:14:08 PM     (No. 9100574)

Money means nothing to the federal government. They will just print up some more. It´s fun when you control the presses...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/5/2013 3:21:03 PM     (No. 9100583)

SC is a lost cause state to the left but they didn´t want the idea of voter ID catching on anywhere else.To me,states have a right to regulate how elections are ran and an ID card for voting is a minor inconvenience,especially when you need an ID for a plethora of other routine things.

I don´t even understand what poverty or age has to do with not being able to get an ID when most states are willing to absorb the costs of digging up a birth certificate or whatever.

The DOJ is supposed to blindly enforce the law but their career staff are a bunch of left wing activists which shouldn´t be allowed in the first place.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: krause, 1/5/2013 3:27:11 PM     (No. 9100588)

Perez and Coangelo do not deserve the pleasure of living in the USA. They deliberately undermine, or ignore, the laws of this country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/5/2013 3:32:09 PM     (No. 9100591)

#4, all leftists undermine and ignore the laws of this country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/5/2013 3:46:39 PM     (No. 9100602)

They will pay the fine with $$ confiscated from taxpayers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 1/5/2013 3:48:27 PM     (No. 9100605)

Stinking the Gunrunner is operating a criminal enterprise in the guise of governance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: choey, 1/5/2013 4:22:43 PM     (No. 9100627)

I wish them luck getting paid. They need to hire a really mean collection agency.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/5/2013 4:53:00 PM     (No. 9100651)

PJ Media had this exclusive report detailing that career Voting Section employees, including Voting Section Chief Chris Herren, recommended that the Voter ID law be approved in the first place by DOJ after a careful written analysis inside the Voting Section. Documents prepared by the career staff urged Perez and Colangelo to grant administrative approval to the South Carolina Voter ID law — but they refused. Their refusal was, in part, designed to energize a moribund political base heading into the 2012 election. The cost to the American taxpayers for their stunt will be significant. (emphasis added)

So these rah-rah cowboys are costing US a ton of money with their "energizing of a moribund political base"...

Their careers should be moribund.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/5/2013 5:42:41 PM     (No. 9100712)

perez has been mentioned as President Zero´s choice for the next AG.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/5/2013 6:45:26 PM     (No. 9100762)

"Oh, pshaw! Our Bad! Well, okay, we´ll pay up the 3.5 millions- after all, it´s only tax payer´s money, not ours! har, har!"

No one gets fired, no one stand personal responsibility- life for the bad guy in our government just goes on until next time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: CEP, 1/5/2013 7:14:36 PM     (No. 9100777)

Then the DOJ must demand payment from these two scum.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TheMom, 1/5/2013 10:06:33 PM     (No. 9100908)

SC will never see a penny of this court ordered ruling. We will likely be awarded a brand new tax ´to pay for it´, and we all know what happens to any new tax. It never goes away.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/6/2013 5:58:14 AM     (No. 9101086)

I could bet that Perez and Colangelo will receive $75,000 bonuses for their demonrat voter assistance scam. Otherwise nothing will happen. Holder will call the WH, Barry will call Bernake, and Bernake will just print up some extra money to pay the bill.

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