Email Responses to PolitiFact Texas (Excerpted), Xochitl Hinojosa, public affairs specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington

1/24/2012 7:46 pm

We are unaware of any recent meetings between Justice Department officials and UN officials specifically on voting issues. Let me know if you need anything else.

1/23/2012  2:14 pm

As I stated earlier, the department has not taken a position on the NAACP’s efforts involving the UN that you referenced below.

 

Here are some recent speeches by the Attorney General on the Department’s enforcement efforts of the Voting Rights Act.

 

http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/ag/speeches/2012/ag-speech-120116.html

 

http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/ag/speeches/2011/ag-speech-111213.html

 

 

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin) [mailto:wgselby@statesman.com]

Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 2:59 PM

To: Hinojosa, Xochitl (OPA)

Subject: RE: PolitiFact Texas Newspaper Query

 

OK. Is  the attorney general supportive of the NAACP-steered pledge. It calls, in part, on the United Nations to “investigate and condemn voter suppression tactics in the United States.”

 

If so, why?

 

If not, why not?

 

wgs

 

 

W. Gardner Selby

Editor, PolitiFact Texas

Austin American-Statesman

 

From: Hinojosa, Xochitl (OPA) [mailto:Xochitl.Hinojosa@usdoj.gov]

Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 11:31 AM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: FW: PolitiFact Texas Newspaper Query

 

Hi Gardner,

 

The department has not taken a position on the NAACP report.

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Thanks,

Xochitl