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Holder: ‘Instances Of In-Person Voter Fraud Are Extremely Rare’

4/11/2012 | FOX NATION.COM

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“In recent months, the divisions voting section has taken crucial steps to ensure the integrity, the independence and the transparency of our aggressive enforcement of the voting rights act.

And as we signal through our recent actions in South Carolina, in Florida and in Texas, we will continue to oppose discriminatory practices.

We will continue to oppose discriminatory practices also while vigorously defending section 5 of the voting rights act against challenges to its constitutionality.

Now, let me be very clear. This administration will do whatever is necessary to ensure the continued viability of the voting rights act, our nation’s most important civil rights statue.

As Dr. King so often pointed out, in this great country the ability of all eligible citizens to participate in and have a voice in the work of government  is not a privilege. It is a right. And protecting the right, the right to vote

This means we must support policies that are aimed at modernizing our voting systems and ensuring that all eligible citizens have access to complete, accurate, understandable information about where, when and how they can cast their ballot

And preventing and punishing fraudulent voting practices. It also demands that we engage in a thoughtful and truthful dialogue about where we should target our efforts. And where solutions are necessary.

Now, we might begin by acknowledging the fact that instances of in person voting fraud are extremely rare. A point from groups of different political affiliation have acknowledged… to the Republican Nation Lawyers Association have affirmed.

Now, despite its rarity, any instance of voter fraud is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Department of Justice.  There is no dispute on this issue. “

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