GOP: If You Can’t Disenfranchise Brown People at the FEC, Disenfranchise Them by Vote-Caging

I’m not surprised that the RNC is hiring former insta-US Attorney and expert vote cager Tim Griffin.

Indicating what lies ahead is the McCain campaign’s plan to bring in Tim Griffin, a protege of Karl Rove, who is a leading practitioner of opposition research — digging up derogatory information about opponents. Although final arrangements have not been pinned down, Griffin would work at the Republican National Committee, as he did in Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

I’m rather more struck by the timing.

Griffin’s return comes just days after Mark McKinnon, who refused to use smear tactics to campaign against Obama, stepped down.

More alarming still, it comes just days after Hans von Spakovsky, whom Bush had selected to be the FEC’s expert in disenfranchising brown people, gave up his bid for that position.

I guess the Republicans felt they couldn’t run this year without having somebody in charge of disenfranchising brown people.

All of which leaves me wondering. If Tim Griffin helps McCain win the Presidency using the same methods he did in 2000 and 2004, how will President McCain reward him? Will he try to illegally fire Justice Souter and replace him with Tim Griffin?

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emptywheel @DonteStallworth You look very short. Good thing you don't have to defend him.
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emptywheel Oh. I guess this partly answers my q abt discovery obligations when Feds are stealing Bitcoin fr criminal target. https://t.co/nPhck821IZ
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emptywheel What are Brady obligations to a defendant when DEA and USSS Agents are stealing his Bitcoin? Is that why Force/Bridges indicted elsewhere?
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emptywheel Re: New "shell" to hide phone dragnet under, remember there's an active OLC opinion saying they don't need any law. https://t.co/lOhAlV2bqW
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emptywheel @lukedones I'll take it.
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emptywheel NSA had to "shut down" auto alert in 2009 bc it was illegal. Presumably continued for 12333 data. Never ever got auto alert running again.
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emptywheel Good reason to suspect they're "ending" phone dragnet to move it to authority where they can do auto alert. https://t.co/tMA9gqbJh2
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emptywheel As I noted, AP claim that Internet dragnet went "cold turkey" is laughable. Went to more permissive authorities. https://t.co/l8JOj3U9DG
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