Controversial DoJ voting section chief resigns.


In an e-mail this morning to employees of voting section in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, controversial section chief John Tanner “resigned from his position effective immediately.” Tanner will be taking a job with the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices. Tanner, who was lambasted by Congress in October, was under investigation by the Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility due to his travel habits. More on Tanner’s record of politicizing the voting section here.