Where in the Constitution is it written that it is the governments duty to do this? NO WHERE!
(CNSNews.com) - "All eligible citizens can and should be automatically registered to vote," and it's the government's "responsibility" to see that it happens, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.
In a call to modernize voter registration, Holder noted that many elections officials still are manually processing new applications, many of them handwritten -- a situation that produces errors and confusion at the polls, he said.
"Fortunately, modern technology provides a straightforward fix for these problems," Holder continued. "It should be the government’s responsibility to automatically register citizens to vote, by compiling -- from databases that already exist -- a list of all eligible residents in each jurisdiction."
The lists would be used "solely to administer elections" and "would protect essential privacy rights," Holder told a gathering at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, Texas.
Holder also called for "permanent, portable" voter registration that would follow voters to a new polling place when they move. "Until that happens, we should implement fail-safe procedures to correct voter-roll errors and omissions, by allowing every voter to cast a regular, non-provisional ballot on Election Day," Holder said.
Holder insisted that making voter registration easier is "not likely, by itself, to make our elections more susceptible to fraud." Voter fraud will not be tolerated by the Justice Department, he said, adding that "in-person voting fraud is uncommon."
Holder urged his audience to "speak out," "raise awareness about what's at stake," and "urge policymakers at every level to reevaluate our election systems – and to reform them in ways that encourage, not limit, participation."
Much of Holder's speech focused on his department's efforts to safeguard the right to vote.
As the 2012 presidential election draws closer -- and with Holder's boss scrambling for a second term as president -- Democrats are once again accusing Republicans of trying to limit the right to vote.
On Dec. 1, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) announced a "new comprehensive effort" to educate voters about their voting rights. That effort includes a Web site that "details what Republicans are doing in regard to voter suppression."
For example, Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats strenuously oppose laws adopted in more than 30 states requiring voters to present a photo ID at the polling place. Republican supporters of photo ID laws say it prevents voter fraud.
On Tuesday, Holder said his Justice Department is now reviewing photo ID laws passed in Texas and South Carolina to see if they meet the requirements of the Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department also is reviewing early voting procedures in Florida, among other voting changes in that state.
"The reality is that – in jurisdictions across the country – both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common," Holder said.
Voting is a right according to whom? This is clearly an action to rig elections for their puppets using Acorn, Diebold (Soros), MB and SEUI without threat of AG prosecution. Holder needs to be thrown out on his arse.
Holder is a snake . Voting for those who serve in our federal government is an act of treason . Ever since the District of Columbia Act of 1871 the USA has been and still is a foreign nation to all of the independent states . The 13th Amendment freed the slaves and the 14th Amendment made tax paying slaves out of all of us , black , brown , red , blue , green , yellow or white . If you have a SS# you are a corporate slave of the USA Corporation . Don't participate in the tyrrany of this foreign banking cartel. Organize your local town and county ( with the help of your sheriff ) government . And in the mean time elect Ron Paul -- he is the ONLY constitutional candidate running and he does really care about us .
When I went to register to vote, I had to bring my birth certificate, show I could read and write English. Also prove that I lived in the county for 30 days before the election. Of course this was back in the early 1960's when people mainly believed that voting was a privilege not a right.
HOW DID THIS GUY GET OUT OF JAIL? THATS WHERE HE SHOULD BE ANYWAY. HOW DO WE GET THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE? I'VE SENT NUMEROUS FAXES TO OUR REPRESENTATIVES ASKING FOR HIM TO BE REMOVED. MY GUESS IS, THEY DON'T GIVE A S--T WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY, OR THE INFORMATION IS SCREENED AND THEY DON'T GET IT.
Yeah, sure - Holder's concerned about voting rights! That's why he so vigorously went after the disgusting Black Panther pukes when they blatantly intimidated white Citizens attempting to enter the polling place.
Gee what Holder is saying is what Acorn did in the last election. Look how many dead people and illegals were able to vote in the early voting sys. or the mail ins from the grave and out of country... Then the Democrats said this is great and the dead are all legal to vote... I wonder how many Micky and Minie Mouses we will have this time reg to vote with mail in votes...?????
Imprisoned for TREASON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yet another part of the socialist/communist takeover.
Are you a socialist what you are saying is we need papers to go from state to state and that sounds like the ussr and i live in the usa not russia
We need to deport all of these jerks to a Communist country where they will be happy....
HOW CAN WE TRUST A.G. ERIC HOLDER ??. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE HEARD HOLDER'S CRIMINALS REOCRDS .
HOW CAN WE TRUST OUR FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONERS EVER AGAIN ONCE THEY CHEATED ON AMERICANS AND INVITED OBAMA AND HIS CZAR COMMIES TO LIVE IN WHITE HOUSE BY THE CZAR LEADER REP. NANCY PELOSI AND SEN. HARRY REID !! .PLUS 235 COMMIE BILDERS !.
ANY ONE OF YOU AMERICANS HAVE BETTER IDEA AND HOW WE CAN VOTES ? ,
AS FOR ME , I BELIEVED AND HOPE THIS WILL HAPPENS ON DECEMBER 21, 2012 FOR THE WORLD'S SAKE ! .
LIKE THREE MONKEYS COVERED THEIR "EYES, MOUTH AND EARS " !.