‘Caging’ investigation suggests minority vote suppresion.


Several senators have called for the Justice Department to investigate allegations that Karl Rove protege and former U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin used a voter suppression tactic known as “caging” while Griffin was at the Republican National Committee. TPMMuckraker assessed the evidence and found the “caging” efforts disproportionately targeted African-Americans. Says one former Justice official: “It is difficult to explain other than an effort to target Democrats and by extension, minority voters.”