"U.S. attorney was ‘cheerleading’ for GOP caging scheme."
Just four days before the 2004 elections, Assistant Attorney General Alex Acosta — who is now a U.S. attorney in Ohio — sent an “unusual letter” to a federal judge in Ohio who “was weighing whether to let Republicans challenge the credentials of 23,000 mostly African American voters” in a caging scheme. Acosta argued in favor of the Republican party. “Robert Kengle, former deputy chief of the department’s Voting Rights Section who served under Acosta, said the letter amounted to ‘cheerleading for the Republican defendants.'”