FLASHBACK: Republicans Are Racist for Requiring Voter ID




In case you assume requiring some type of identification to vote is completely wonderful, you’re racist! 

At the least that’s the present spin from liberal journalists, as they’ve labeled current Republican efforts to require an ID to vote as “Jim Crow 2.0.”  

It’s not simply Georgia, and it has nothing to do with the “Huge Lie.” A fast search of the MRC’s archives reveals the Democrat-friendly media have been trashing Republicans as racist vote suppressors for the higher a part of ten years, disparaging wise laws as “downright evil.”

The left-wing media have proven explicit hostility to the concept of voters exhibiting identification on the polls to stop fraud, regardless that polls present majorities of People (together with non-whites) are in favor of such a requirement.

A 2016 Gallup poll confirmed total 80 p.c of People have been in favor of picture identification. The ballot additionally discovered 77 p.c of non-whites have been in favor of identification. A 2012 Washington Post poll confirmed 74 p.c of adults assist requiring voters to indicate picture identification on the polls. The Publish ballot additionally discovered 65 p.c of African-People and 64 p.c of Hispanics supported voter ID. 

However this broad base of assist for voter ID legal guidelines has been ignored by lefty journalists who’ve spent the higher a part of the previous decade portray GOP election reform efforts as blatant makes an attempt to “kill the black vote.” 

The next are only a few of the ugliest examples (as culled from the MRC archives) of lefty hosts and reporters labelling Republican-backed voter ID legal guidelines as racist: 


GOP Needs to “Slaughter” and “Kill the Black Vote” 



“Killing the black vote….That is rotten stuff, isn’t it? The Republican effort to kill the black vote in state after state: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Texas. We are able to all see what they’re doing. Believing they’ll’t convert the African American vote, they’ve determined to slaughter it….That is homicide in broad daylight.”
— Chris Matthews opening MSNBC’s Hardball, October 21, 2014.


An Try and “Homicide Black Individuals’s Means to Vote”

“Though we all know it’s not legally permissible, it feels as if it has been legally permissible to homicide Trayvon Martin, to homicide Michael Brown, after which, in fact, what follows up subsequent is to homicide black individuals’s capacity to vote….If it’s a must to present ID, and also you don’t have entry to ID, it’s one other approach of killing black America and relegating us to a everlasting underclass. It’s terrible.”
— MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard on MSNBC’s Hardball, October 21, 2014. 


Linking Voter ID to Andrew Johnson Days 

“Romney stood by final 12 months as Republican-controlled state legislatures handed voter-identification legal guidelines, making it tougher for individuals of shade, senior residents and other people with disabilities to train their basic proper to vote.”
Washington Publish editorial author Colbert I. King in his November 3, 2012 column, “Mitt Romney could possibly be the following Andrew Johnson.”


Voter ID Legal guidelines as “Designed to Preserve Some Minorities” From Voting 



“North Carolina had put in a kind of you-have-to-show-an-I.D. guidelines which, so typically in Republican states, are designed to maintain some minorities from popping out and having the ability to vote they usually’ve tried to cut back the variety of voting days. The U.S. Court docket says that won’t occur. These guidelines won’t go into impact in North Carolina this cycle.”
— Host Shepard Smith on FNC’s Shepard Smith Reporting, August 31, 2016. 

“Do you perceive what some African People imagine — [that] these voter ID legal guidelines find yourself being a solution to single them out or disenfranchise them?”
— Moderator Chuck Todd to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on NBC’s Meet the Press, July 12, 2015.


Why Is the GOP “Compelled” to Deny “Individuals the Proper to Vote?” 



“Somebody ought to ask Reince Priebus, him being the chief of the Republican Get together on this nation, why his social gathering is so compelled to disclaim individuals the appropriate to vote. Wasn’t it Abraham Lincoln — who would run the chance of being referred to as a Republican-In-Title-Solely right now — who received the Civil Warfare so individuals, particularly African People, could possibly be common voting residents?…Doesn’t it [the Republican National Committee] have a duty, an ethical duty, to inform the events throughout the nation that the social gathering of Lincoln shouldn’t turn out to be the social gathering of Jefferson Davis?”
— Host Chris Matthews wrapping up Hardball, February 13, 2014.


“Downright Evil”



“You already know, having grown up within the Deep South within the period of Jim Crow, the distinction is dramatic. And the truth that Andy Younger was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia, is a good testomony to the truth that whenever you do one thing like go a voting rights invoice, that it makes a distinction. Which is why, in the mean time, what’s happening about voting rights is downright evil, as a result of it’s one thing that basically must preserve going ahead, not backward.”
— ABC’s Cokie Roberts on This Week, August 25, 2013.


Voter ID = “Reigniting” “Outdated Prejudices”

“With America’s first black President up for reelection this November, the dialog about voting rights has been reignited. Thirty states are at the moment imposing some type of voter ID regulation, which many civil rights advocates say is an effort to suppress the minority vote….Do you assume that having an African-American President is definitely reigniting a few of these outdated prejudices?”
— CNN’s Zoraida Sambolin to Carter-era UN Ambassador Andrew Younger on Beginning Level, August 6, 2012.


Utilizing Selma Anniversary to Bash Voter ID Legal guidelines 



“What do you make of those Republicans who regardless that a few of them are going to indicate up with you as  your colleagues this weekend down in Selma, they’re on the market pushing all these voter suppression efforts, these voter ID card necessities in states like even Pennsylvania, the place you will have the management of the Republican legislature, which dominates the legislature, brazenly saying we’re doing this to win votes, as a result of we will preserve the African-American from voting, particularly older individuals, it’s going to assist us win statewide elections. I imply, that appears to me fully in violation of the aim of the Voting Proper Act, this recreation they’re taking part in about voter I.D. playing cards.”
— Host Chris Matthews to Democratic Consultant James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 5, 2015. 


GOP Has “Taken the Place of Jim Crow”

“Fifty years in the past, the March on Washington targeted on ending Jim Crow, a disgusting villain that hid behind the regulation to deprive individuals of their votes, and generally their lives. Fifty years later, now we have no Jim Crow and with no villain to concentrate on, it’s arduous to get individuals fired up. Congratulations, Republicans. You might have taken the place of Jim Crow. You at the moment are the individuals conspiring to maintain of us from voting.”
— Co-host Krystal Ball wrapping up MSNBC’s The Cycle, August 27, 2013.


Watch out for North Carolina’s “Nefarious” Republicans and Their “Biggest Hits” of Suppression

“The gerrymandered right-wing [North Carolina] state home cranking out laws that appears like what you’d count on if you happen to handed over the reins of state governance to Crimson State commenters….However maybe probably the most nefarious of all is the slew of voter suppression payments being churned out by state Republicans. Every little thing from a voter ID invoice that has handed the home, to proposals to chop early voting and same-day registration.”
— Host Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s All In, April 30, 2013.

Host Lawrence O’Donnell: “Nia, they’re actually making an attempt to discourage college students from voting. They are saying it must be a government-issued ID, however they won’t settle for any IDs issued by their government-run universities and schools in that state [North Carolina]….And the concentrating on there’s fairly apparent, is not it?”…
Washington Publish reporter Nia-Malika Henderson: “So I believe [Hillary] Clinton is correct. Clinton was giving a speech on voter suppression simply as this invoice was being signed into regulation. She referred to as it the best hits of voter suppression. It’s so huge and broad. And it actually covers so many various kinds of individuals, college students, African-People as properly.”
— MSNBC’s The Final Phrase with Lawrence O’Donnell, August 12, 2013.