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Election integrity experts blasted President Barack Obama on Tuesday for nominating a left-wing “voting rights” activist to a federal panel that oversees election administration.
Obama on Friday tapped Myrna Perez as an election assistance commissioner, which oversees an independent federal agency that helps states meet election administration guidelines laid out by the 2002 Help America Vote Act.
Critics of the nomination say Perez is an ideologue with no experience overseeing election logistics.
“Her only experience in the field is in the harassment of dedicated state and local election administrators when they follow the law in cleaning their voter rolls of duplicate, deceased, and felon voters,” Adams said in an email.
Like von Spakovsky, Adams worries that the president is attempting to further politicize the administration of elections.
Perez, he said, “has spent her career suing election officials trying to stop basic measures designed to safeguard the integrity of our elections like voter ID.”