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Kennedy on the Recess Appointement of Von Spakovsky to the FEC

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KENNEDY ON THE RECESS APPOINTMENT OF VON SPAKOVSKY TO THE FEC

"I'm troubled and disappointed by President Bush's appointment of Hans von Spakovsky to the Federal Election Commission. His record as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights raises serious doubts about his commitment to upholding voting rights for all Americans — a commitment that is essential for anyone appointed to the Commission.

Recent reports show that partisan politics in the Civil Rights Division have tainted decisions under the Voting Rights Act. Mr. von Spakovsky participated in these cases, and he may be deeply involved in the political interference that is undermining enforcement of our civil rights laws.

By appointing von Spakovsky, the White House missed an opportunity to fill this important position with a person clearly committed to these fundamental rights."

http://kennedy.senate.gov/~kennedy/statements/05/12/2006105927.html

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