Lawlessness at the DOJ: Voting Section Told Not To Enforce Purging the Dead or Ineligible from Voting RollsPlease read the whole thing; it was written by J. Christian Adams, an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. His website is http://www.electionlawcenter.com/
A lesser-known provision also obliged the states to ensure that no ineligible voters were on the rolls — including dead people, felons, and people who had moved. Our current Department of Justice is anxious to encourage the obligations to get everyone registered, but explicitly unwilling to enforce federal law requiring states to remove the dead or ineligible from the rolls.
In November 2009, the entire Voting Section was invited to a meeting with Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes, a political employee serving at the pleasure of the attorney general. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Motor Voter enforcement decisions.
The room was packed with dozens of Voting Section employees when she made her announcement regarding the provisions related to voter list integrity:
"We have no interest in enforcing this provision of the law. It has nothing to do with increasing turnout, and we are just not going to do it."
Jaws dropped around the room.
Remember, winners and losers are determined by those who count the votes.