DoJ’s John ‘Minorities Die First’ Tanner to Testify to House Judiciary Sub-Committee, as Washington Post Picks up BRAD BLOG Story on His Recent Controversial Comments

Hearings May Also Focus – Finally – on the Disenfranchisement That Occurred in Ohio During the 2004 Presidential Election Debacle, According to MUST READ TPM Muckraker Report…
Former DoJ Staffer on Disparity of Voting Machines in Minority Precincts: ‘We Didn’t Try Very Hard to Find Out’

Still more folks are beginning to notice our disturbing Monday exclusive, including both the Washington Post, and the U.S. House Judiciary Committee who will be taking up the matter, we are told (and a report at TPM Muckraker confirms), in upcoming sub-committee hearings.

While many blogs had covered our report, the MSM had yet to ring in until today’s report from Al Kamen at Washington Post who picks up on our coverage (and properly credits us, thank you!) of the recent controversial video-taped comments by John Tanner, the Chief of the Voting Rights section of the DoJ’s Civil Rights division.

Tanner said last Friday in Los Angeles at the National Latino Congresso — and we were there to catch it on video tape — that while it’s a “shame” that the elderly may be disenfranchised by restrictive Photo ID laws at the polling place, minorities needn’t worry, as they are less disenfranchised, if only because “minorities don’t become elderly. The way that white people do. They die first.”

But Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker has still more goodies on all of this, including confirmation that the DoJ has now agreed to allow Tanner to testify to an upcoming House Judiciary Committee hearing, despite having rebuffed such an invitation previously. Moreover, The BRAD BLOG can confirm that, in fact, the committee has requested a copy of the video of Tanner’s comments for possible use during the hearing to be held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

And in a new MUST READ today, Kiel offers on what may finally be a bit of long overdue encouraging news for Election Integrity advocates in Ohio, in relation to their continuing efforts to see some sort of justice done and/or accountability brought for the 2004 Election debacle in their state…


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