Voter ID Laws Suppress the Vote — Here Is How

Ari Berman, voter suppression
Ari Berman giving opening remarks at Nov. 16, 2016 Congressional Briefing on Voter Suppression. Photo credit: TYT Politics / YouTube
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While Donald Trump wants taxpayers to foot the bill for an investigation into whether millions of illegal immigrants voted (there is no evidence that they did), Republican-controlled states keep coming up with new ways to restrict the voting rights of minorities under the guise of combating the phantom crime of in-person voter fraud. At the same time, the real problems of US electoral systems remain unaddressed.

This brief video not only demonstrates how this issue has been neglected by politicians and the corporate media alike, it also illustrates the chilling effect that Voter ID laws have had.


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2 responses to “Voter ID Laws Suppress the Vote — Here Is How”

  1. Bryan Alexander says:

    This anecdote does not prove “chilling” systematic discrimination against blacks. I only see evidence of inefficient bureaucracy. Are overwhelming numbers of blacks being given identification cards with typos? Milwaukee is controlled by Democrats. How did they let this happen?… It is disappointing that this website continues to showcase generic liberal talking points with inadequate facts and data to support the claim. To refute the claim in this article, there have been numerous accounts of voter ID fraud, but the mainstream media has not covered it. This website used to cover those stories that went unreported.

    • gustave courbet says:

      Hi Bryan, journalist Greg Palast has been exhaustively covering election fraud and the various techniques of voter suppression in the US for over a decade, and provides the evidence that supports his claims. I suggest checking out his work.