You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #14: The Brennan Center brought up "preclearence" in their complaint to the DOJ. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-10 01:39 AM
Response to Reply #13
14. The Brennan Center brought up "preclearence" in their complaint to the DOJ.
They claimed:

"After extensive research, we have concluded that these (overvote notification) policies violate New York State law and should have been precleared with the Department of Justice, pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This apparently was not done. We have alerted the Department of Justice, and the New York State and City Boards to our findings."

http://www.brennancenter.org/blog/archives/brennan_cent... /

Here's their notice of "Unprecleared Voting Change"
http://brennan.3cdn.net/2458e481184c5d02ee_ukm6i93ft.pd...

That wasn't my idea. However, the SBOE claims they're voting system was precleared, which is not my idea either. In seeking preclearance, the SBOE misrepresented the operation of the voting system.

You are correct that the actual lawsuit is about Section 2, which is not preclearance, but the defendants are going to say the system was precleared by the DOJ.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC