Monday, October 05, 2015

Alabama Demands Voter ID--Then Closes Driver's License Offices In Black Counties

From Talking Points Memo:

What happens when a state with a tough voter ID law suddenly makes it much harder for minorities to get driver's licenses? We are about to find out in Alabama.

Facing a budget crisis, Alabama has shuttered 31 driver's license offices, many of them in counties with a high proportion of black residents. Coming after the state recently put into effect a tougher voter ID law, the closures will cut off access -- particularly for minorities -- to one of the few types of IDs accepted.

According to a tally by columnist John Archibald, eight of the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters saw their driver's license offices closed.

More here.

No, voter ID laws REALLY ARE about keeping black people from voting. They REALLY ARE racist. Telling me anything else is just insulting. I mean, stop lying to my face about this. Just own it. Just be honest. You don't want black people voting. That's what this is about.