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UNITED STATES

CIVIL RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS OF FEDERAL

VOTING FRAUD PROSECUTIONS

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HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NINETY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

CIVIL RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS OF FEDERAL VOTING FRAUD

PROSECUTIONS

SEPTEMBER 26, 1985

Serial No. 55

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1986

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For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office

U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JACK BROOKS, Texas

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California DON EDWARDS, California

HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio

DAN LUNGREN, California ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

Wisconsin SAM B. HALL, JR., Texas

BILL MCCOLLUM, Florida MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

E. CLAY SHAW, JR., Florida PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

MICHAEL DEWINE, Ohio BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California GEO. W. CROCKETT, JR., Michigan

HANK BROWN, Colorado CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

PATRICK L. SWINDALL, Georgia
BRUCE A. MORRISON, Connecticut

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
EDWARD F. FEIGHAN, Ohio
LAWRENCE J. SMITH, Florida
HOWARD L. BERMAN, California
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia

M. ELAINE MIELKE, General Counsel

GARNER J. CLINE, Staff Director
ALAN F. COFFEY, Jr., Associate Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

DON EDWARDS, California, Chairman ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

Wisconsin PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

MICHAEL DEWINE, Ohio
CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

WILLIAM E. DANNEMEYER, California
CATHERINE A. LeRoy, Counsel
Philip G. Kiko, Associate Counsel

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Burnim, Ira A., Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL, accompanied

by Sweet, Dennis, attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center .......
Dobynes, Rev. O.C., Marion, AL.........

Prepared statement ...........

Keeney, John C., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, De-

partment of Justice...

Prepared statement

Sanders, Hank, Alabama State Senate, Selma, AL..............................

Prepared statement .....
Turner, Albert, president, Perry County Civil League, Marion, AL.......
Prepared statement ..........

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Statement of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression .....

"Crackdown in the Black Belt” by Allen Tullos, Southern Changes, March-

April 1985 .........

"Not-So Simple Justice" by Allen Tullos, Southern Changes, May June 1985....

Statement of Maryland State Senator Clarence M. Mitchell III, president, the

National Black Caucus of State Legislators......

Letter to Hon. Don Edwards from John C. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Attorney

General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, October 2, 1985

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