Obama Justice Dept Overrides NC Election

January 3rd, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives 3 Responses

You cannot make this stuff up!

The U.S. Justice Department has demanded – and a federal judge has agreed – that residents of a North Carolina city cannot make their municipal elections nonpartisan because the Obama administration representatives don’t like the possible outcomes that could result.

The result comes in a recent case involving Kinston, where voters overwhelmingly – the victory margin was about 2-1 – decided they wanted to leave the political affiliations off of candidates’ names in their city elections.

Not so fast, said Barack Obama’s Justice Department. If the affiliations are left off, a few white voters might not know who was the Democrat, and they might vote for a member of another party, the federal officials warned, and that can’t be allowed.

After city officials waffled before the demand, several citizens challenged the order in court, and now a judge has turned them back without ruling on the issue itself. The judge said the citizens – taxpayers and voters in the city – had no “standing” to challenge how their own elections are run.

… the U.S. attorney general ordered the election results voided because “removing the partisan cue in municipal elections will, in all likelihood, eliminate the single factor that allows black candidates to be elected to office.”

It was in 2008 when a citizens’ initiative in Kinston to make the elections nonpartisan passed with a near supermajority of 2-1.

But the Justice Department immediately intervened, explaining the election had to be voided because it would have altered the elections and the federal department’s own statistical analysis revealed the change could “diminish” the ability of black voters in the city to elect their preferred candidates.

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NC TEA Partiers are a very vocal bunch, what are your thoughts on this?

  1. John says:

    I wont be free until party affiliations are hidden from me!

  2. Roy Gough says:

    Free America? I seem to recall that being the case at some point. We the people have let this happen to us. We can blame the dimwits that we elect, but who elects them? The responsilbilty is ours to change things. We must start demanding not asking. We must stop the high percentage of our society being totally ignorant on things political. As I have said many times when the people can tell you how many passes Peyton Manning completed or who was on the Oprah show, but have their head in the sand or stuck in some lower body cavity when it comes to important issues nothing will change.My 14 year old son is more inviolved than some adults I know. This young man loves to hear the Great Mark Levine, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. While other 14 year olds are running around worrying about what to buy at the mall; my son is studying our political situation with intent concern. Of course he is being educated in a private school and the liberal socialist training camps known as public school. The situation in Kinston is all the more reason for us wake up the masses and fight this madness with determination.

  3. Arthur Duke says:

    This is what has happened to the FREE AMERICA. If a government person does not like what, WE THE PEOPLE WANT, they come in and say they do not care, its only their way. What is And where is the freedom of Americans?