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Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Among the Obama administration's re-election cheerleaders, none is more duplicitous than Attorney General Eric Holder, whose sis-boom-ba on "voter rights" is sorely out of sync with factual accounts of fraud.

Last month the Justice Department blocked a South Carolina photo-identification law, insisting it makes voting more difficult for minorities. At a rally in Columbia, S.C., last week, Mr. Holder said defending that cause is "a moral imperative," The Washington Post reported.

But Holder's presumptuous intervention in South Carolina backfired. In response, that state's attorney general, Alan Wilson, did some digging and found that at least 900 dead people voted in South Carolina's 2010 election, writes Peter Hannaford for The American Spectator. Mr. Wilson is going to court to restore the law.

And is it not a tad hypocritical for Holder, of all people, to talk about voters' access when his Justice Department refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party, who in 2008 appeared on video clearly intimidating Philadelphia voters?

The distinction between proven voter fraud and alleged voter "discrimination" is clear. Unfortunately for Eric Holder and his "cause," 900 dead people in South Carolina won't be voting for President Obama this year.

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