Who Has Two Thumbs and Wanted to Disenfranchise Voters?

This guy.  According to TPM Muckraker, Hans von Spakovsky (who advised legislature which would restrict the voting rights of thousands of Floridians) is now in the employ of the Commission of Civil Rights:

The former Justice Department official, whose nomination to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was thwarted when Democrats objected to his long record of support for restrictions on voting rights, has been hired as a “consultant and temporary full-time employee” at the ostensibly bi-partisan U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) the agency confirmed to TPMmuckraker.

If Spakovsky’s history of backing efforts to make voting more difficult strikes you as a poor fit with the Commission’s mission of defending voter rights, consider that of the eight current commissioners at the agency, only two are registered Democrats, a politicization that the New York Times’ Charlie Savage brought to light last year.


(And the NAACP got involved with the Florida mess, so you just know it’s serious.)


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