AG Eric Holder is trying to compare the time when forcing African Americans to pay a poll tax, or answer obscure questions about the Georgia constitution – common tactics to deny blacks the right to vote 50 years ago – to voter ID laws today.
Is it possible to be so ignorant of history, partisan, and grossly demagogic all at once? Our hysterical AG is trying his best.
“The reality is that – in jurisdictions across the country – both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common,” Holder, who is black, told hundreds of people attending an annual rally to honor King, the slain civil rights leader, on the steps of the South Carolina state capitol.
“Protecting the right to vote, ensuring meaningful access, and combating discrimination must be viewed, not only as a legal issue – but as a moral imperative,” Holder said. “Ensuring that every eligible citizen has the right to vote must become our common cause.”
The South Carolina law required voters to show a state-issued photo identification card to cast a ballot in an election. Republican supporters said it would prevent voter fraud, but Democratic critics argued it would make it harder for those without driver’s licenses, many of them poor and black, to cast a ballot.
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