SC lawmakers demand Voting Section Voter ID preclear memo

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Rep. Trey Gowdy have demanded that the Justice Department Voting Section turn over the recommendation memo written by the attorney reviewer in the Section 5 unit, the Section 5 deputy and the Section Chief.  Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith co-signed the letter to Eric Holder, which starts:

We are troubled by a report that Justice Department political appointees ignored and overruled career Voting Section experts' recommendation that South Carolina's voter ID law be approved. Accordingly, we request all documents and communications pertaining to the Department's decision to oppose the law and pursue costly litigation. We are concerned that scarce funds are likely being wasted opposing common sense legislation that was cleared by the Department's own nonpartisan experts.

This will get really interesting if DOJ denies that a preclearance recommendation was made.  That would be false.  PJ Media has more details on the exclusive story.  DOJ notably never denied the accuracy of the initial story.  The primary reason they cannot deny it is that it is true.

 
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