In the wake of his speech this week criticizing an effort in Texas to deal with voter fraud, Attorney General Eric Holder is being accused of racial rhetoric.
During his speech at the NAACP’s (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) convention in Houston, Holder — the nation’s highest-ranking lawyer — equated the requirement of a government-issued ID to confirm one’s identity at a polling place to a “poll tax.”
But Derryck Green of the Project 21 black leadership network says Holder is wrongfully accusing Texas of violating the 24th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in his lawsuit.
“Texas isn’t saying that only minority voters have to show proof of ID; the law says everybody who’s going to vote has to show ID — so the law applies to everybody equally,” Green explains. “So the fact that he’s suing based on the Voting Rights Act to me shows that he’s trying to inject the racial element into a situation where it doesn’t need to be, and it’s not there.”
Read More at onenewsnow.com. By Russ Jones and Charlie Butts.
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