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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:52 PM
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Justice called uncooperative on voting rights
Source: AP

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee chairman on Wednesday said the Justice Department is stonewalling efforts to make sure this year's presidential voting operates fairly.

Chairman John Conyers told Attorney General Michael Mukasey there hasn't been enough cooperation with Congress on voting rights issues. Conyers also said the work that has been done hasn't been effective.

"As we sit here today, probably 100 days before the election, we don't know specifically how our government will respond to the problems that made the elections of 2000 and 2004 so problematic and so controversial," Conyers told Mukasey at the start of the panel's oversight hearing likely the last House appearance for the attorney general.


Conyers, D-Mich., said it's unclear whether voting machines will be fairly allocated and how federal election monitors will be deployed across the country.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25818053 /
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:57 PM
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1. They should've been on this case
just as soon as they had the majority. What other issue could've been more important ?
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 04:36 PM
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3. I've been trying to figure that out for a long time also.
Ignorance of the issue? Want to leave the stuff in place to use themselves? Counting on a landslide? (Not that that would necessarily help - can you say "Max Cleland"....?) Laziness? Stupidity? Some secret plan that the hoi polloi is not privy to? I'm stumped.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:02 PM
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2. And what possible effect do they expect from today's hearings?
Mukasey is just going to stonewall and lie until after the election while allowing this election to be rigged too. x(
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