Coates Testimony Reveals Justice Department Policy Never to Prosecute Voting Rights Violations When Victims Are White

Former Justice Department Prosecutor Christopher Coates revealed in his testimony yesterday before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that the Obama Justice Department policy is to never bring prosecutions under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 whenever the perpetrators are race or language minorities and the victims are white. It was this policy which led to the dismissal of the Justice Department’s case agains the New Black Panther Party, after the case had already been won in court, for intimidation of white voters at a Philadelphia polling place in the 2008 general election.

Coates testimony also revealed that it is Justice Department policy not to enforce the federal law that requires counties to periodically update their voter registration lists to purge the names of voters who have died or moved away, if the majority of voters in that particular county is made up of race or language minorities.

Keeping peoples names on the voter registration list after the die or move away makes voter fraud easier.

The full text of Coates testimony is here.

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