Gingrich: Justice Dept Wants to ‘Steal Elections’


gingrichRepublican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich blasted the Justice Department for blocking a South Carolina voter identification law and suggested the Obama administration wants to “steal elections.”

During a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the former House speaker questioned why Attorney General Eric Holder is “so determined not to identify if people are not eligible to vote”

Gingrich went on to say that, “you have to ask, why is it that they are desperate to retain the ability to steal elections and I think that’s what it comes down to.”

The Justice Department recently rejected South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo ID at polling places as discriminatory against minorities. Republicans argue stricter voter ID laws are needed to avert voter fraud.

The South Carolina primary is Jan. 21.

{The Associated Press/ Newscenter}


  1. Eric Holder should be fired. Obama should be
    impeached or at least voted out of office.

    The effort to block identification of voters
    illustrates the incompetence of the current

    Election information should be in English.
    Voters without proper identification should
    not be allowed to vote. It is time to get

  2. Republicans do know from stealing elections, for example Gore v. Bush.

    The total straw man of voter fraud is a constant GOP refrain to deprive citizens of their votes and benefit from inciting fear rather than approaching the nations real problems. For example have they proposed even one bill to resolve the problems of the unemployed, the veteran, the elderly, the disabled? No, they would prefer to rail against the poor who do not have the money, transport to time to purchase state photo ID, or falsely remove qualified voters from the rolls, as in Florida.

    So we should believe the GOP when they accuse others as they have they know how elections are stolen. Really?