Ike Brown: Obama Will Block Voter ID in Mississippi
In today’s paper edition of the Clarion-Ledger, there are five ‘Letters to the Editor.’ However, only four are online in the ‘Talk‘ section.
I have attached a snapshot of the website as it will be changing Sunday.
Interestingly, the online version of the Clarion-Ledger left out a letter that people might really like to read. The letter comes from none other than the infamous Ike Brown. I have no idea why David Hampton or whoever may control this would choose to omit this letter from the Internet; it is also odd that it is in the lightly-read Saturday paper rather than the Sunday edition.
Brown, who was found guilty of violating the voting rights of white voters in Noxubee County, is still listed as the Democratic county chair in his home county. He has also served on the state Democratic Executive Committee.
In the letter that you can read below, Brown mocks Mississippi voters saying voter ID will not become the law of the state as there is no way it will be cleared by the liberal Obama Justice Department led by AG Eric Holder. Brown calls Holder “the new sheriff in town.”
(Here is a scan of the entire page from Saturday’s paper).
Keep in mind this is the same Justice Department that dropped charges against Black Panthers who were guarding polling stations with weapons in 2008 just to give you an idea of what you can expect from them.
Due to a narrow ruling from the Supreme Court last year with regard to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Mississippi is still under the will of the JD when it comes to any changes related to voting. This could set up an interesting case if the JD does prohibit the will of voters in Mississippi from being enacted. If the JD says no, and Mississippi takes their case to the Supreme Court, I think there is a good shot the state will prevail in a case that just may reverse Section 5.
But what would the state Attorney General do? If Jim Hood wins re-election as AG, would he defend the state? Hood should be forced to answer this between now and November 2011. Whoever runs against him should make this their issue because I doubt Hood really wants much to do with this and will avoid it if at all possible.