by Joel B. Pollak
National Public Radio, a reliable mirror of left-wing prejudice, has outdone itself with its latest report on voter ID laws, repeating the outright lie that such laws are aimed at discouraging or preventing black people from voting. Pam Fessler’s story from May 31, “Black Voters Feel Targeted By Election Restrictions,” reports the opposite of what the vast majority of black voters actually feel: that voter ID is both necessary and welcome.
Fessler does not cite numerous opinion polls
showing that black Americans, like other Americans, favor voter ID laws to protect the integrity of the ballot. She ignores the fact that black and Hispanic turnout has increased
since voter ID laws were passed--even when controlling for Barack Obama’s historic 2008 candidacy. She does not even try to capture the views of ordinary voters in the black community on either side of the issue.
Dems are obsessively protective of their voter fraud tradition.