A conservative think tank claims the U.S. Justice Department is
overdue in turning over "potentially damaging documents" related to
Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to overturn state-level
voter integrity measures.
More than five months ago, The National Center for Public Policy Research
(NCPPR) requested documentation that might support Holder's claim
that there is widespread concern for reversing voter identification
laws in states where such laws have been enacted. General counsel
Justin Danhof tells OneNewsNow his group sent a Freedom of
Information Act request in April 2012.
"We just want to get to the
bottom of who it was who influenced Attorney General Holder to go
against common sense, to go against the Constitution, to go against
Supreme Court precedent, and to go against the American people,
which largely support voter ID laws," Danhof details.
He maintains that roughly 75 percent of the American population
supports voter ID laws.
"So, was it Al Sharpton who talked with Attorney General Holder?
Was it the NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People]? Was it the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union]?
Was it [Nation of Islam founder] Louis Farrakhan? Maybe it was even
the New Black Panther Party when he was giving them a slap on the
wrist for their heinous actions outside the Philadelphia polling
place in the 2008 election," the attorney suggests.
"We simply don't know who had Attorney General Holder's ear,
because the Department of Justice is refusing to hand over those
Regulations compel the U.S. Justice Department to fulfill
legitimate requests within 20 working days.