SENATORS DEMAND PROBE OF GOP CAGING OF BLACK VOTERS AND FEC NOMINEE ACCUSED OF BLOCKING VOTE DISCRIMINATION CHALLENGES

Senators Demand Probe of GOP Caging of Black Voters

In Washington, US Senators Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are demanding a probe into allegations Republicans deliberately tried to prevent people of color from voting in the 2004 elections. Internal emails show Republicans, including former Karl Rove aide Tom Griffin, sent so-called voter caging-lists designed to challenge voters from casting ballots. The caging lists were skewed towards targeting people of color, predominantly African-Americans. Griffin announced his resignation as US attorney in Arkansas earlier this month.

FEC Nominee Accused of Blocking Vote Discrimination Challenges

A former senior Justice Department official is being accused of blocking several challenges to the violation of voting rights of African Americans. In a letter to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, seven former employees of the Voting Rights Section say the official, Hans von Spakovsky, blocked at least three lawsuits and two investigations into voting discrimination. Von Spakovsky is seeking a new six-year term on the Federal Election Commission. The former employees say his nomination should be rejected.

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Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.