Of course it does not matter the Left will still scream RAAAAACISM!
Atlanta Journal-Constitution p. A1, “Voter turnout surges amid five-year ID law: ‘Rhetoric on both sides’ overblown, AJC review finds,” by Shannon McCaffrey (who moved to AJC from AP last year): “Few things stir as much political passion as voter ID laws. Since Georgia lawmakers passed one of the nation’s first and strictest laws in 2005, each side has charged the other with trying to undermine the electoral process. When Georgia became one of the first states in the nation to demand a photo ID at the ballot box, both sides served up dire predictions. Opponents labeled it a Jim Crow-era tactic that would suppress the minority vote. Supporters insisted it was needed to combat fraud that imperiled the integrity of the elections process. But both claims were overblown, according to a review by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of statewide voting patterns [in general elections] in the five years since the law took effect. … Georgia’s ID law has been in place for two major statewide general elections: 2008 and 2010. …
“Turnout among black and Hispanic voters increased from 2006 to 2010, dramatically outpacing population growth for those groups over the same period. On the other hand, Georgia’s top elections official could not point to a single case of ballot fraud the voter ID law had prevented. ‘I think the rhetoric on both sides has been overstated,” said Edward Foley, executive director of an election law center at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. ‘It hasn’t had the voter-suppressing effect that some people feared’ … Conversely, he said, rhetoric about voter fraud has largely proven to be a ‘scare tactic.’”
Well, voting by Minorities INCREASED. That is pretty solid evidence that the Left is full of it, as we knew anyway. Now, I do have one point to make about this part , Georgia’s top elections official could not point to a single case of ballot fraud the voter ID law had prevented. Hmmm, could it be that the new law prevented those that would have tried? Maybe KNOWING they would have to provide valid ID stopped some folks that would have have tried it without that law?