MSNBC: Alabama DMV closings draw call for federal voting rights probe


Gerry Hebert, a former top official in the Voting Section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division with decades of experience in voting rights cases, said the closures are “absolutely” something the department might look into.

“When I was there as deputy chief and acting chief of the Voting Section, and we received complaints and requests like this, especially one that has drawn a lot of attention and raises significant issues affecting a lot of voters, we would assign a team of people (one or two attorneys working under a deputy chief) to begin an investigation,” Hebert said via email.

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