July 10, 2012

Eric Holder: Voter ID laws like post-slavery poll taxes

Yep, that's what our illustrious attorney general said at the annual NAACP conference in Houston.

In a speech at the annual NAACP conference, in Houston, Holder said many voters would have to travel “great distances” to get a government-issued photo ID and that some would “struggle” to pay for the requisite paperwork. “We call these poll taxes,” Holder said.

I wonder if I can sue for an unconstitutional poll tax for the stamp I used to send in my voter registration form. Or for the gas cost incurred by traveling to my polling place.

But that sarcasm aside, the best part is ... a government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification, as well) was necessary to get in to the NAACP conference!

Gotta love it.

Posted by Hube at July 10, 2012 08:57 PM | TrackBack

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Actually, Hube, the NAACP and other groups tried that stamp thing down in Florida when the voter rolls were being purged -- they argued that the failure to include postage on the return response envelope constituted a poll tax.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at July 10, 2012 09:38 PM

No shit?? Absolutely unreal.

Posted by: Hube at July 10, 2012 09:44 PM