“This is the first time in 14 years I’ve seen this.”
Those were some of federal district judge Leon’s comments regarding what the Department of Justice asked for in court today, as part of an important case that could impact the integrity of the 2016 election.
The DOJ sought to not fight a lawsuit against the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), conceding to a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction filed by the League of Women voters and other activist groups. The EAC had decided to allow Kansas, Arizona, Georgia, and other states “to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens” would be able to register to vote when they use the federally designed voter registration form.
“Inconceivably,” the DOJ did not want to fight against the activists’ suit trying to stop the implementation of these voter integrity laws. … Read the full story by Adrew Kloster.