Fresh from letting the Black Panther Party walk on charges of voter intimidation, now the Department of Injustice comes up with this :
Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party
U.S. blocks N.C. city’s nonpartisan vote
KINSTON, N.C. | Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.
The Justice Department’s ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their “candidates of choice” – identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.
Not quite sure what message the Obama administration is trying to convey here. The folks in Kinston don’t know how to manage and conduct their local elections ? Black voters in Kinston are incapable of independently learning the ideology of candidates on the ballot ? Black voters must be told which candidate to vote for by flagging them as Democrat ?
Or simply, the will of the people of Kinston doesn’t mean squat ?