The integrity of the ballot is in the very best of hands

Attorney General Eric Holder is sending "poll watchers" to 16 states to make sure there's no "discrimination" against voters.  Meanwhile, the George Soros-funded group Common Cause is also sending poll watchers across the country to insure that there's plenty of work for Democratic lawyers who see GOP perfidy under every bed and behind every corner.

The integrity of the vote is in the very best of hands.

The Department of Justice plans to send federal monitors to 18 states to watch for discrimination against voters.

Monitors will head to Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

“One of the Justice Department’s most sacred responsibilities is ensuring access to the ballot box for every eligible American,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message on the department’s website.

“I want the American people to know that the Justice Department will stand vigilant — working in a fair and nonpartisan manner to ensure that every voter can cast his or her ballot free of intimidation, discrimination or obstruction,” he said.

A "fair and nonpartisan manner"?  If so, it would be a first.  And who gets to define "intimidation"?  Or "obstruction"?  If a GOP poll watcher questions whether someone can legally cast a ballot, will that be considered "intimidation"?  Of course it will be.

Those "poll watchers" are not there to ensure a fair vote.  They are there to harass those who do.  Guaranteeing that as many people cast their ballots as possible – regardless of whether they can legally vote – is the goal of both the DoJ and Common Cause.

Neither group can be trusted to enforce all election laws.  And you can be sure that they will do their best to weaken the impact of voter ID statutes.  I don't think they can impact the races to the point where they swing any specific contest to the Democrat.

But it won't be for lack of trying.