Friday, June 01, 2012

NPR Spreads False Claim About Black Voters 'Targeted' by Voter ID Laws

It just doesn't make sense to be against something that ensures that elections reflect the will of the citizenry. There is no rational reason or justification to NOT require verification of eligibility to vote.

NPR Spreads False Claim About Black Voters 'Targeted' by Voter ID Laws
Fessler does not cite numerous opinion polls showing that black Americans, like other Americans, favor voter ID laws to protect the integrity of the ballot. She ignores the fact that black and Hispanic turnout has increased since voter ID laws were passed--even when controlling for Barack Obama’s historic 2008 candidacy. She does not even try to capture the views of ordinary voters in the black community on either side of the issue.

Instead, Fessler quotes black leaders, not voters--including (above) Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) of “Tea Party N-word” infamy. These leaders are no more concerned about voting rights than is Attorney General Eric Holder, whose primary concern is shoring up turnout for Obama’s re-election campaign. That is because voting rights are not threatened in the least by voter ID laws. Fraud, not voter ID, is the only danger.


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