3/09/2012

NAACP: Voter ID Violates Human Rights, Takes Case To UN

Posted by Brian
Benjamin Jealous and the NAACP, angry about the rise in the number of states passing laws requiring a person to provide photo ID's at polling places, are taking their case to the United Nations.
According to the NAACP the requirements are meant to disenfranchise minority voters.  I guess that, according to Jealous, only white voters have drivers licenses or state issued ID cards with which to drive a car, get on an airplane, cash a check, open a bank account, get on an Amtrak train, buy alcohol, and any number of other ways in which people need this items on a daily basis.
It could also be that Benjamin Jealous and other liberals are afraid that these laws will inhibit the ability of community organizers and and other left wing groups to perpetrate voter fraud on a wide-scale basis.
Jealous and other leftists argue that these laws are designed to suppress minority turnout, yet the data does not bear that claim out. In Georgia, Mississippi, and Indiana minority voting actually increased after voter ID laws were passed.  In fact in Georgia, minorities who voted increased by over 7%, from just under 43% to over 50% between the from the 2006 election to the 2010 election.
This is another attempt by the left to maintain the status quo, whose goal is to maintain power at any cost, while at the same time, keeping both blacks and latinos on the liberal plantation, and keeping them beholden to a government and "civil rights" leaders who maintain a stranglehold on their ability to chase their dreams and be self-sufficient.

NAACP Asking U.N. Human Rights Council to Condemn American Voter ID Laws
By Patrick Goodenough
March 9, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Riled by state-level voting law changes that it alleges are designed to suppress “the political participation of people of color, the poor, the elderly, and the young,” the NAACP is turning to the U.N. Human Rights Council for support.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president Benjamin Jealous and other association representatives plan to visit Geneva next week to address the HRC, a forum that frequently witnesses clashes between Western democracies and repressive states.
The NAACP delegation hopes the HRC will take up its concerns about legal initiatives such as voter ID laws passed by more than a dozen states, which proponents say are designed to prevent voter fraud but the NAACP charges are part of an orchestrated campaign to disenfranchise minority groups.
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