Trump’s DOJ Has Not Filed A Single New Voting Rights Act Cas

Talking Points Memo

“The Civil Rights Division has continued to advance a number of open and active Voting Rights Act investigations around the country,” a DOJ spokesperson said in a statement. “These investigations are at various stages and, in keeping with the Division’s longstanding practice in the voting context, the Division keeps these investigations confidential unless and until a lawsuit is filed.” While it’s impossible to know whether such investigations are underway, the public record speaks loudly, ex-DOJ officials told TPM. “They can claim all they want that they have active investigations. If there are no lawsuits being filed, I really doubt that that’s correct,” said Gerry Hebert, a voting rights attorney at Campaign Legal Center.

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