Here is “Exhibit A” in your case presenting strong evidence the reactionary Bush administration won’t do anything to promote the hallmark of representative democracy and concept of “one person, one vote.” Bush is murdering democracy, one voting case at a time, one state at a time, to cement his rule.
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases
Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence
By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 23, 2006; A01
The Justice Department’s voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole.
Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that senior officials have exerted undue political influence in many of the sensitive voting-rights cases the unit handles. Most of the department’s major voting-related actions over the past five years have been beneficial to the GOP, they say, including two in Georgia, one in Mississippi and a Texas redistricting plan orchestrated by Rep. Tom DeLay (R) in 2003.
The section also has lost about a third of its three dozen lawyers over the past nine months. Those who remain have been barred from offering recommendations in major voting-rights cases and have little input in the section’s decisions on hiring and policy.