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PICTURE: This Map DESTROYS the Left’s ‘Voter ID Laws are Racist’ Myth

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    With the exception of gun control, there is no more absurd logic to be found on the left than Democrats’ objections to voter ID laws. So divorced from logic, Democrats are engaged in a tandem crusade where they simultaneously posture as if it is racist to maintain a secure border and that it is similarly racist to want to keep our elections legitimate and unadulterated.

    In truth, I would at least offer a shred of respect to the Democrats if they simply came out and admitted, “Yeah, there’s nothing racist about voter ID laws; but hey, we want to rig the election process in our favor.”
    While despicable, such candor would be refreshingly honest as it doesn’t insult the intelligence of Americans.
    The Washington Examiner recently released a compelling analysis that shows the absurdity of the “voter ID laws are racist” narrative and it’s pretty darn compelling.

    The states in green show that in several states, the voter turnout for blacks was higher than that of whites in 2012.
    Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana have these “racist” voter ID laws and still maintain higher black voter turnout than whites. What does that say about the narrative that such laws are designed to exclude minorities from voting?
    Further, minority voting has steadily increased since 1996. While Hispanic voter turnout has dipped in recent years, it still remains higher than that of 1996 and black voter turnout remains soaring.

    The IJReview notes:

    But what about in the states where voter ID laws were in effect? Even in the states with strict voter ID laws turnout increased, as census data reported by Politifact shows.

    Federal courts have upheld voter ID laws in Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Ironically, it was liberal Justice John Paul Stephens who wrotethe majority opinion in Crawford vs. Marion County Election Board, in which

    The court held that Indiana’s photo ID law was constitutional and did not “qualify as a substantial burden on the right to vote, or even represent a significant increase over the usual burdens of voting.”