10/20/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Conyers Demands "Immediate Halt to Republican Vote Suppression Efforts"

U.S. House Judiciary Chair Announces Hearings, Requests "Full Scale Investigation" by DoJ Into Recent Reports of GOP "Vote Caging' Schemes"...

The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers, is calling on the John McCain campaign to "immediately halt Republican vote suppression efforts," as seen recently in Michigan -- where a county GOP chair announced his intention to use home foreclosure lists to challenge voter eligibility at the polls on Election Day -- and elsewhere.

Conyers has announced hearings on these issues, and is calling on Attorney General Michael Mukasey to launch an immediate "full scale investigation" into these matters. He has sent letters both to McCain [PDF] and to Mukasey [PDF] (the latter signed by 23 members of Congress) to that effect, as well as issuing a statement on the matter today.

Statement posted in full here...

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