Last week Bush made an unprecedented request for the Department of Justice to investigate Ohio voter registrations. Something like this has never been done so close to an election. Well now it looks like the DOJ is ignoring Bush:
The Department of Justice will not require Ohio to disclose the names of voters whose registration applications did not match other government databases, according to two people familiar with discussions between state and federal lawyers.
The decision comes about a week after an unusual request from President Bush asking the department to investigate the matter and roughly two weeks after the Supreme Court dismissed a case involving the flagged registration applications.
For the DOJ to ignore this request shows that they must have some serious questions about it. My guess is that they are worried about the fallout it could create. Bush is on his way out and a lot of officials at the DOJ are looking to their futures. With the possibility of a Democratic controlled government growing greater by the minute, they also realize that congressional investigations will have more merit now, and a DOJ already embroiled in scandal from the U.S. attorney purge, which was a result of bogus voter fraud calls, has to play it very careful here on out.