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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:39 PM
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Meanwhile, under the radar, the vile Spakovsky makes it out of committee
Dem Defection Sends Voter Fraud Guru to Full Senate
By Paul Kiel - September 26, 2007, 1:54PM

As I reported yesterday, the Senate Rules Committee met this morning about the nomination of Hans von Spakovsky to the Federal Elections Commission.

This morning's result: faced with the defection of a Democrat on the committee, later revealed to be Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) chose to agree to send all four nominees, two Democrats and two Republicans, to the floor without recommendation. In other words, the committee did not vote to approve von Spakovsky, but he got through nonetheless.

Next up is a vote before the full Senate, and how that vote will occur will be determined by negotiations between the Democratic and Republican leadership. Republicans are likely to seek a vote on all four nominees at once and have threatened to spike all the Democratic nominees if Democrats seek to block von Spakovsky.

Feinstein only said during the hearing that a Democrat had advised her that he would support von Spakovsky's nomination. In comments to reporters after the hearing, she identified that senator as Sen. Nelson.

Note: In addition to our reporting on von Spakovsky's attempts to intimidate Justice Department employees, stifle their appeals, single-handedly disenfranchise thousands of Arizonans and then give false testimony (later modified in written answers) to the committee about it, you can read Dahlia Lithwick's take at Slate and ThinkProgress' rundown of von Spakovsky's past.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004299.php

Thanks for nothing, Ben. Asshole. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the Dems roll over on the floor vote.

Kudos to Obama for rejecting Spakovsky out of hand:
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/004303.php
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:41 PM
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1. How many times can they screw us
before some people here stop making excuses?
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-26-07 11:45 PM
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2. As long as Republicrats like Nelson are allowed to sit on the rules committee
Edited on Wed Sep-26-07 11:46 PM by depakid
-which will be as long as the likes of Harry Reid allowed to be majority leader.
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