Davis Asks Gonzalez to Review Lawsuit Against Worley
By Alabama Public Radio
Washington, DC – Congressman Artur Davis has asked U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez to re-examine the Justice Department lawsuit that prompted a federal judge to remove Secretary of State Nancy Worley from implementing the Help America Vote Act. Governor Bob Riley is now in charge of creating the statewide voter registration database. The federal Justice Department sued Worley because she did not meet the deadline for creating the database. In a letter written to Gonzalez, Davis expressed concerns that some of the duties of the state's top elections official will be stripped from an elected Democrat and given to a Republican. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department declined to comment on Davis's letter but denied that the department's motives in the case were political.