DOJ tries to pull a fast one in Texas voter ID suit


Featured image courtesy of @beaglescout.

As DOJ Chief Eric Holder goes down the list of states to challenge voter ID laws, July 9 will be Texas’ day in U.S. District Court in D.C. with a showdown with Holder.

In another blatant and partisan move, Holder has hired Harold Ickes’ private company Catalist to provide data for his case against Texas. I’ve written about Catalist many times. They are a repository of data for Leftist organizations and tell Republicans we don’t want your business.
The best way to illustrate this is the picture below:

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out this picture and the entities involved. FYI VoteBuilder is the name of the database system which the Democrats and Organizing for Obama use, and have used for almost 10 years.

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) was interviewed on FoxNews and is very disturbed about this:

Also on the offensive is House Judiciary Chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) who wrote this letter to Holder on July 5. From the letter:
“Though Catalist is technically a private, for-profit company, it is really an agent of the Democratic Party. And Catalist’s involvement in the Department’s election law litigation against Texas creates a clear conflict of interest. There is at least the appearance that, rather than election laws that protect Texans’ right to vote in a secure and fair election, Catalist might prefer that Texas’s election laws favor Democratic Party candidates.

 “Equally troubling, nothing in the record indicates that the Department conducted an open bidding process when it obtained Catalist’s data services. I am concerned that the Justice Department may have prohibited other, non-partisan organizations from even bidding for the contract to review Texas’ voter ID law. If the Justice Department intentionally chose an organization with a left-leaning bias to review Texas’ voter ID law, this would be a disturbing misuse of taxpayer dollars and undermines the credibility of the Department’s challenge to the law…

Yes, as Smith goes on to say if Catalist wins the suit for the DOJ, the victory would be tainted by partisan electoral policitcs. Nothing new for the present administration.

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

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July 6, 2012 8:39 pm

You and Darrel Issa are going to have to quit hurting Eric Holder’s feelings.  He gets that hurt, pained look on his face when anyone asks him to explain his actions or those of his subordinates.