H.R. 4: Personnel is Policy

July 2021 — Personnel is policy. Every time you hear about the need to pass H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, remember: Congress isn’t just passing a new set of rules—it is empowering scores of DOJ Civil Rights Division (“CRT”) Voting Section staffers to hold administrative veto powers over any change in election procedures including procedures meant to protect the integrity of elections (even if those are passed by ballot referenda). These bureaucrats have proven for longer than a decade that their left-wing ideologies are hostile to equal enforcement of civil rights law. They are a threat to each State’s constitutional power to control its own election procedures.

Complaints regarding this improper behavior instigated an investigation by the Inspector General (IG). PILF has highlighted the IG findings.

Read the full brief here.

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