The debate over voter ID laws. If you listen to the right, its a way to make sure citizens of the USA are voting, and prevent voter fraud. The left counters this argument by saying laws discriminate against minority races and the poor, along with the argument that voter fraud is a myth.
Since 2010 North Carolina passed a voter ID law. Liberals quickly unleashed their normal rhetoric of racism, discrimination and myths of voter fraud. They even went so far as to say some 900,000 potential voters would be prevented from voting (of which 200,000 were black voters).
Data from the May 10, 2014 primary election was compared with the elections on May 4, 2010. If you are a liberal, you might want to turn away now, click back, because the news isn’t good for your side of the debate.
The results came out and voter turnout actually increased, by over 20% among blacks. Yep, instead of going down, it actually went up.
Now some liberals might argue that this increase is due to people angry about the law.
People might be angry, and did turn out because of it. But their turnout proved the liberal argument wrong. The fact so many turned out to vote is a direct contradiction to the argument. It did not prevent those angry from voting, they worked within the law, as so many around the world do.
I find it ironic that liberals taunt how things work around the world, yet those same countries have voter ID laws. When are liberals going to bring their standards for voters up to the rest of the world?
The answer may be they don’t wan to. The new question then becomes why, because race and discrimination are a myth in opposing voter ID laws.