Bad news for voter ID foes
The forces which seek to enable vote fraud have been pressing several dubious contentions in order to protect their hold on power. In addition to the questionable notion that it benefits democracy to herd people who don’t care much about politics into voting booths to casually exercise uninformed choices, they claim that vote fraud barely exists. This flies in the face of human nature and human experience, but nonetheless we see people from the left (always the left) claiming that even though it is easy and that the stakes are high, nobody would really take advantage of the opportunity to sway elections with fraudulent voters.
In this make-believe world, unless voting is made available as a casual, whim-of-the-moment opportunity, turnout will fall, and voters will be unable to exercise their most basic right. And this burden somehow will fall more heavily on blacks, who are deemed less capable than other citizens of obtaining official identification, if required at the polls. Oddly enough, these same people never speak of blacks denied the opportunity to fly thanks to the requirement of official ID. It is an entirely phony contention, and now we have some data that backs this up.
Fred Lucas writes in The Blaze:
[A] study [is] showing not only more voters overall, but an increase in black voter turnout especially, after the law’s implementation.
The findings came before a scheduled hearing next week where the U.S. Justice Department will ask a U.S. District Court for an injunction against the law going into the November midterms. The Obama administration has argued that such a law will make it more difficult for minorities to vote.
Comparing May 4, 2010 North Carolina primary election data with the May 14, 2014 primary data, the study found that voter turnout increased across the board, but particularly among black voters, where it increased by 29.5 percent, compared to an increase of white voter turnout of 13.7 percent. The findings were based on Census Bureau data and public names who signed the voter rolls.
Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, commissioned the study and included the findings in an amicus brief for the July 7 hearing. Judicial Watch was joined in its legal brief by the Allied Educational Foundation and by former Buncombe County commissioner candidate Christina Kelley Gallegos-Merrill.
Quite obviously, the left has been undone by their own successful voter turnout efforts among blacks. I recommend to them that they lay off these efforts in the next two federal elections, so as to manufacture evidence. And to the Republicans, I advocate passing national voter ID legislation following capture of the White House and Congress in 2016.