A former top official on voting rights issues for the Justice Department has joined Judicial Watch, the nonprofit government watchdog group has announced.

Robert D. Popper, former deputy chief of Justice's voting section, will help lead Judicial Watch's Election Integrity Project.

At DOJ, he led multiple lawsuits involving the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the Help America Vote Act and obtained favorable results for Judicial Watch in major lawsuits in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and California, the group said.

“We are pleased and proud to welcome Robert Popper on board. Judicial Watch has made election integrity a centerpiece of its activities. As one of the nation’s top lawyers in the area of election law, Robert Popper shares its deep and sincere interest in making certain that every vote cast is legitimate," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.

"Bob will be helping lead our efforts to strengthen the integrity of our elections – which is under unprecedented assault by the Obama Justice Department and allied leftist groups,” Fitton said.

He worked as a private attorney in New York City for 17 years before joining the Justice Department.

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