“Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called Tuesday for the repeal of laws that prohibit millions of felons from voting, underscoring the Obama administration’s determination to elevate issues of criminal justice and race in the president’s second term and create a lasting civil rights legacy.
“In a speech at Georgetown University, Mr. Holder described today’s prohibitions — which in some cases bar those convicted from voting for life — as a vestige of the racist policies of the South after the Civil War, when states used the criminal justice system to keep blacks from fully participating in society.
“African-Americans represent more than a third of the estimated 5.8 million people who are prohibited from voting.”
New York Times
Holder has no power to actually make this happen. He’s just a front man for Obama.
This is the most cynical attempt, since blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, to register as many new Democrats as possible.