Gerry Hebert, a former acting head of the voting rights section of the Department of Justice, told TPMmuckraker that the P.I.'s actions appear to violate the criminal section of the federal Voting Rights Act, which makes it a crime to willfully injure, intimidate, or interfere with a person attempting to vote. Hebert added that a separate statute makes it a crime to conspire to intimidate someone in exercising their right to vote -- a provision that could apply to GOP lawyer Pat Rogers or others in the state party who may have been involved in the scheme.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by aimai at 1:01 PM