Voter ID! It’s racist!! Except it’s not. Not that you’d know it from the major media reading the Democratic talking points on the subject.
Here’s how Democrats handle documented cases of voter fraud.
New York City’s Department of Investigation last year detailed how its undercover agents claimed at 63 polling places to be individuals who were in fact dead, had moved out of town, or who were in jail. In 61 instances, 97 percent of the time, they were allowed to vote. (To avoid skewing results, they voted only for nonexistent write-in candidates.) How did the city’s Board of Elections respond? Did it immediately probe and reform them sloppy procedures? Not at all. It instead demanded that the investigators be prosecuted .
It also happens that prominent black leaders think a voter ID is a good idea.
In the Georgia state legislature in 2007, [Democrat Andrew] Young said voter ID was not a symbol of discrimination but a “freedom card,” a natural extension of President Johnson’s efforts to elevate the poor and disadvantaged.
And then there’s Martin Luther King’s son. Not that he’d know anything about racism.
Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights leader, adds, “If we embrace Andy’s idea, we help marginalized citizens secure independence from predators and ensure them our nation’s most fundamental right to vote. My father used to talk about ending the silence of good people. I cannot emphasize enough the positive impact a free and easy-to-obtain photo ID will have for those who are marginalized.”
Those who oppose voter ID claim that 25% of US blacks don’t have a photo ID and that all this voter ID stuff is Republican racism designed to keep minorities from voting. Here’s their favorite graphic.
Think about that chart. Put it to the “common sense test.” Here’s a chart, thanks to the Federalist Papers that puts things in perspective for you.
By extension, laws requiring ID to purchase liquor or cigarettes are racist. Banks are racist. The welfare departments in every state are racist. Etc, etc, etc.
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