"...If these efforts are intentional, politically motivated and widespread across multiple states, they could amount to a criminal conspiracy to deny legitimate voters their constitutional rights." -- Congressman Elijah Cummings, Democrat of Maryland.
Cumming sent a (lengthy, footnoted) letter last week to Tea Party vote-challenge group True the Vote. He is calling for an investigation into the group, which has been challenging thousands of registered voters in swing states.
True the Vote's founder says it's too bad that Rep. Cummings doesn't understand her group's methods. She writes:
"It is both obvious and unfortunate that you are not familiar with all of the details of the mission or methods of True the Vote. This letter serves as an effort to coordinate a convenient meeting time in your Washington, D.C. office, during which I can brief you and your staff about our program and help dispel any misconceptions you may have.”
Oh, to be a fly on that wall. Cummings told Melissa Harris-Perry he'll bring True the Vote in this week.
"First of all, I believe that voting is a fundamental right, and it's not to be denied people who are eligible voters," Cummings told MHP on Saturday. "Any effort to deny that right, I consider to be criminal, in some instances. As a matter of fact, it's very offensive, and certainly unpatriotic."