Trump administration attacks voting rights

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Admin Will Attack, Not Defend Voting Rights

28 November 2016

Donald Trump wants Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to head up the Dept. of Justice, which includes the Civil Rights department. This is Part 2 of our 3-part interview with Gerald Hebert, the former Department of Justice attorney whose testimony helped to sink Jeff Sessions‘ appointment to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. TYT’s Eric Byler asks Hebert if it possible Sessions has changed since making racially insensitive remarks in the 1980’s. Sessions was elected at Attorney General of Alabama in 1984, and then as one of Alabama’s U.S. Senators in 1996. Now, he is President-Elect Donald Trump‘s pick to be United States Attorney General, which is causing great concern to immigrants rights, GLBTQ rights, and voting rights advocates.

Special thanks to Corey Goldstone and Nick Cockrell for facilitating this interview.

From the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in the USA today:

The White House will investigate false claims of voter fraud

Today, the White House launched a new and baseless assault on voting rights.

With the stroke of a pen, the President created a special commission to investigate his false claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election. He claims this commission is designed to uphold the integrity of our election system, but a closer look makes it all too clear what this commission is really about.

Who is serving as the commission’s co-chair? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a zealous proponent of the voter fraud myth who has been linked to white nationalist groups.

Who is tasked with taking action on the commission’s findings? Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has built his career on decades of hostility to voting rights laws.

The signs all point in the same direction: this commission is about lending the power and prestige of the White House to suppress the African American and Latino vote.

LDF has spoken out forcefully about this disturbing abuse of authority and is already taking action. Minutes ago, we filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to get vital records about the formation of this commission and its legality. We will watch the commission closely, and we stand ready to go to court if it takes any steps to intimidate Black and Latino voters or to undermine existing protections of equal access to the ballot box.

But we cannot do this work alone. We need your help to stop this latest attack on the cornerstone of our democracy. Support LDF today, and help us protect the right to vote for all Americans.

With you in struggle,

Sherrilyn A. Ifill
President and Director-Counsel

President Donald Trump signed an executive order May 11 creating the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a bipartisan commission that on the pretext of investigating voter fraud will seek to justify new attacks on the right to vote. This follows Trump’s false claims after the November 8 election that he lost the popular vote due to illegal voting by undocumented immigrants: here.


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