It looks like President Obama’s new Attorney General nominee will carry on the work of Eric Holder. In this video Loretta Lynch makes it clear that she will target the South (she specifically mentions her home state North Carolina) over Voter ID and other election law changes.
“Fifty years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the civil rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so much of what Dr. King fought for,” Lynch told the crowd. “We stand in this country. People try and take over the State House and reverse the goals that have been made in voting in this country.”
“But I’m proud to tell you that the Department of Justice has looked at these laws and looked at what’s happening in the Deep South, and in my home state of North Carolina has brought lawsuits against those voting rights changes that seek to limit our ability to stand up and exercise our rights as citizens. And those lawsuits will continue.”