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The NAACP Fights To Protect Voter Fraud

From a cheering Associated Press:

NAACP: New laws assault minority voting rights

December 6, 2011

(AP)  WASHINGTON – The NAACP has been collecting information about early voting advocacy by black churches in Florida, hoping to convince the Justice Department to strike down a slew of new state voting laws it claims are intended to thwart growing minority participation at the polls ahead of next year’s presidential election.

Should tax exempt ‘churches’ be pushing people to vote early (and often) for the Democrats anyway? (Just kidding. Of course they should.)

In a report released Monday, the NAACP argues that the new laws amount to a coordinated and comprehensive assault on minorities’ voting rights at a time when their numbers in the population and at the ballot box have increased.

Yes indeed. In fact, the number of voters in some districts have even exceeded the number of residents in recent years. Which the NAACP sees as a triumph.

NAACP President Ben Jealous said he personally delivered a copy of the report over the weekend to Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, who oversees the agency’s civil rights division. Jealous said the NAACP wants to diligently document how the laws affect African Americans and Latinos, and provide the attorney general ample evidence for finding the laws unconstitutional.

Members of Mr. Obama’s (Social) Justice Department probably helped to write this report.

Several states have passed laws requiring voters to present specific types of photo identification and proof of citizenship to vote; creating new rules for voter registration drives; reducing early voting days and voter registration periods; and further preventing ex-felons from voting. The NAACP refers to these in its report as "block the vote" tactics.

And never mind that you have to have photo ID to buy antihistamines, cigarettes, alcohol, spray paint, to drive, to pick up a prescription, to take an airplane. Even to get government benefits.

"In some ways, these tactics are not Jim Crow. They do not feature Night Riders and sheets … This is in fact, James Crow, Esq.," said the Rev. William Barber, NAACP North Carolina president and a pastor. " … Jim Crow used blunt tools. James Crow, Esq. uses surgical tools, consultants, high paid consultants and lawyers to cut out the heart of black political power." …

And never mind that past discrimination was all due to the Democrat Party. After all, it was  the Democrat Party that wrote and passed and implemented every single ‘Jim Crow’ law. And they did it to keep blacks from voting for Republicans.

This is a historical detail you would think the NAACP might remember, given that they were formed by Republicans to fight these very laws.

For example, a law passed in Florida reduced its early voting period from 14 to 8 days, including the last Sunday before Election Day

One reason elections are usually held on one day is to reduce the chances of voter fraud. Naturally the Democrats want as much time when not so many people are looking to stuff the ballots.

Florida’s black and Latino populations grew during the past decade, inching it closer to being a majority-minority state.

Which, of course, is the Democrats dream. (Cf. amnesty.)

Jealous said the NAACP also will send its report to other federal agencies, secretaries of state and attorneys general in the 50 states, congressional committees and the United Nations. The NAACP holds special status with the U.N. that allows it to make presentations to a committee overseeing race and discrimination.

Naturally. The NAACP and the UN are two peas in a pod. Perhaps the UN will see to it that we have the same quality of elections that the rest of the Third World enjoys.

Asked about the report, the Justice Department cited a copy of a speech Perez gave last Thursday. In the written speech Perez said several of the states’ laws are being reviewed for compliance with protections for minority voting rights under the Voting Rights Act. Perez said those states bear the burden of showing the new laws are not intentionally discriminatory and will not have a retrogressive effect

The Obama (Social) Justice Department never rests. It really is just another wing of the Democrat Party’s Get Out The Vote drive.

Meanwhile, USA Today adds a few more details:

NAACP targets tougher voter qualifications

By Melanie Eversley, USA Today
December 6, 2011

… The report says 14 states have passed 25 laws in roughly the past year that put new restrictions on voters or voting. It suggests the measures are a reaction to the minority voter turnout in the 2008 general election, in which African-American voters had a higher turnout rate than white voters, as well as a reaction to Census figures that show that from 2000 to 2010, the white population grew by 1.2% while the black population grew by 12.3% and the Hispanic population by 43%.

It’s very easy to have a higher turnout when you don’t even have to show up.

State officials have said the laws are meant to prevent voter fraud and make elections more efficient.

And we can’t have that.

Voter ID laws are at the heart of the debate, according to the report. The authors maintain that such laws disproportionately target minorities. The report says about 25% of black Americans and about 16% of Latinos do not possess government-issued photo identification, compared with 8% of whites.

How hard is it to get a photo ID? Do none of these people drive, fly, buy prescriptions, get government benefits?

The report cites other types of voter restrictions as blocking minorities from voting. Measures that prevent those with felony convictions from casting ballots affect minorities in larger numbers because higher percentages of the black and Hispanic populations have felony convictions, the report notes

You didn’t know preventing felons from voting was taking away their rights? (But isn’t it telling how important the felon vote is to the Democrat Party.)

Laws that reduce the number of early-voting days are restrictive because in 2008, black Americans took advantage of those voting periods in large numbers, according to the report

Uh huh. Again, these votes sometimes exceeded the number of residents in some areas.

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous says the restrictions are damaging.

"It is impossible to overestimate the magnitude of this attack on the right to vote that our country has experienced in the last year," he says. "We as a democracy have to move quickly to correct these incursions, or history will judge our nation and the states who have done this very harshly."

Yes, if we don’t allow the Democrats to stuff the ballots early there might be some changes made.

And the NAACP doesn’t want that.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “The NAACP Fights To Protect Voter Fraud”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    How come all these new laws are only onerous to blacks and other minorities? Why do white people still manage to vote without undue burdens imposed by them? And why is the clearly biased NAACP only concerned with the impact these laws will have on blacks and latinos?

  2. OTA Mom says:

    My disabled mother (who has never held a driver’s license) has obtained photo IDs in three different state in which she has lived over the years for the sole purpose of voter identification. I would imagine probably all states have such a procedure for obtaining photo IDs for those individuals who do not have drivers licenses–all she had to do was show up with a certified copy of her birth certificate. It is beyond me to understand how anyone thinks they should just be able to show up and vote with no proof of who you are. I have to show my DL when I get lunch at McDonalds, and I don’t think it is a stretch to imagine a whole lot of the complainants are getting their dollar menu fix there, too…

  3. proreason says:

    How can the president be re-elected if people can’t cheat?

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