“If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.” The words are Barack Obama’s, and another poll that he will not be very good at reading was just released by Judicial Watch/Breitbart.
When it comes to the question of voter fraud, 75% of adults queried said they recognize voter fraud as a problem in the United States. From a press release from Judicial Watch:
The percentage of adults who consider it a problem remains at above 70% among males and females; whites, blacks, and Hispanics; and all age brackets from 18 to over 65. Only 15% think voter fraud is not a problem.
Judicial Watch has been highly critical of the Obama DOJ’s efforts to enforce section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which seeks to expand the number of registered voters on public assistance, while failing to enforce Section 8 of the NVRA, which requires states to maintain clean voter registration lists.
Obama’s DOJ, under the stewardship of its redoubtable chief, Eric Holder, has viewed the subject of voting, like every other topic in its embrace, through a lens of race. Despite the recent determination by the North Carolina Board of Elections that some 34,700 cases of voter fraud had occurred in the Tarheel State in 2012, Holder continues to insist that the “real problem” affecting the voter system in the U.S. is disenfranchisement of minority voters. His most recent crusade in this area was to combat “unjust state laws” that deny the vote to convicted felons (which, he openly observes, are predominantly black).