Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the voting restrictions passed in several states are not a proportional response to the actual existence of voter fraud.
Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that he is concerned about some of the laws but said he couldn’t get into specifics because DOJ has to act in a neutral way.
“I was a prosecutor in the Public Integrity Section and I actually investigated and prosecuted voter fraud in cases when I was a young prosecutor, and I was concerned that some of these changes go far beyond that which exists in terms of voter fraud,” Holder said.
“We have always tried to make it easier and I’m concerned that these recent efforts are going to have a negative impact,” Holder said. “And ultimately that’s not good for our democracy. We want as many people to be heard in the most important way and that’s by casting votes.”