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Department of Social Justice deploys poll-watching army; Update: Holder double standards…activated!; Update: Judge to DOJ: Your AZ lawsuit sucks

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By Michelle Malkin  •  November 1, 2010 06:40 PM

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Corruptocrat Attorney General Attorney General is dispatching hundreds of Department of Social Justice election observers.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The DO(S)J won’t say why it picked certain jurisdictions and not others:

The Department of Justice has announced that it is deploying “more than 400 federal observers and department personnel to 30 jurisdictions in 18 states” from its Civil Rights Division to monitor polls on Election Day tomorrow.

It is the responsibility of state and local governments to administer elections, but the Civil Rights Division is empowered to make sure that Americans have equal access to ballots.

According to a Justice Department release, the poll monitors will, among other tasks, “gather information on whether voters are subject to different voting qualifications or procedures on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.” The Civil Rights Division has also set up a phone number and web portal to allow people to complain of voter intimidation or coercion.

Observers will be deployed in jurisdictions in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

A representative for the Department of Justice told Hotsheet that she could not get into specifics about why certain jurisdictions were chosen.

Maybe DO(S)J is teaming up with the New Black Panther Party to help police citizen watchdogs.

Houston NBPP thug Quannell X, featured in the news segment above, once threatened “your damn city will go up in flames” after a contentious police shooting trial; infamously invited black-on-white assaults when he said “If you feel that you just got to mug somebody because of your hurt and your pain, go to River Oaks and mug you some good white folks;” and incited violence at another protest here:

Bring your cameras. It’s not just your right. It’s your responsibility.

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Update: Look at this — corruptocrat AG Eric Holder’s double standards already at work, via J. Christian Adams at Election Law Center:

Election Law Center has obtained the flyer for the Corrine Brown Get Out the Vote free meal. As the flyer above states, “the first 350 to vote at the library will receive a complimentary coupon for lunch at Mama Nem’s Soul Food Restaurant.” This says the free meal is only available to those who vote.

We previously asked whether the Justice Department will be sending a letter like it sent to the WWE for having a tshirt giveaway, regardless of whether or not the person voted, on a first come first served basis.

Update: So, will the DOJ be sending a warning letter to the SEIU for its pizza-and-drinks giveaway in Arizona? Hmmm???

Update: On the Road With the King Street Patriots of Houston, Texas

Follow Anita MonCrief’s team of citizen watch dogs on the ground at Emerging Corruption.

Update: On a related note, a federal judge administers a refreshing dose of reality in the Arizona immigration lawsuit case. Via WaPo:

A federal appellate judge expressed deep skepticism Monday about a Justice Department lawsuit challenging Arizona’s new immigration law, leaving uncertain the Obama administration’s chances of stopping the law from taking effect.

Judge John T. Noonan Jr. grilled administration lawyers at a hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He took aim at the core of the Justice Department’s argument: that the Arizona statute is “preempted” by federal law and is especially troublesome because it requires mandatory immigration status checks in certain circumstances.

“I’ve read your brief, I’ve read the District Court opinion, I’ve heard your interchange with my two colleagues, and I don’t understand your argument,” Noonan told deputy solicitor general Edwin S. Kneedler. “We are dependent as a court on counsel being responsive. . . . You keep saying the problem is that a state officer is told to do something. That’s not a matter of preemption. . . . I would think the proper thing to do is to concede that this is a point where you don’t have an argument.”

Flashback: DOJ vs. Arizona: The battle over preemption; Updated with complaint link

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