But why is Voter ID necessary? It stops double voting, voter impersonation and a number of other fraudulent activities. It also prevents the legal vote of eligible voters from being stolen.
“When voter fraud is allowed to persist, it dilutes everybody’s vote,” Gessler said.
Former Congressman and former Democrat Artur Davis explains Voter ID in historic terms.
“This is a Virginia driver's license, also known as a state issued photo ID, it’s pretty innocuous looking,” Davis said while holding up his ID to the audience. “This is not a Billy club. It is not a firehouse……It’s not some kind of a weapon or club that southern sheriffs used to keep people from voting.”
Recently, the NAACP took their case against voter ID to the United Nations Human Rights Council, something unamusing to Davis who pointed out countries like Cuba, China and Saudi Arabia sit on the council, all countries that have never held a free election.
“Reasonable people shouldn’t disagree on one point: We have had our share of suppression, particularly in the American south, there is no question about that, but this [Voter ID] is not suppression,” Davis said. “How can it be a burden to ask people to do something they do all the time?”
Holder’s DOJ is currently suing a number of states over their Voter ID laws. Ironically, the latest state to come under attack is Pennsylvania, where video footage showed New Black Panther Party members intimidating voters while wielding Billy clubs outside of a Philadelphia polling station in 2008. Holder and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division refused to press charges against the Panthers and dismissed the case. (For more on this, read Injustice by DOJ whistleblower Christian Adams.)
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