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NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

lois01 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 1:56 PM
In Minnesota, you can verify your identification with a utility bill or even a vouching friend on same day as voting. It's designed to meet the lowest-common denominator and maximize turn-out--and it works great. Thanks to ALEC and a rare Republican majority in both state houses, we're also facing an onerous Voter ID constitutional amendment on the ballot this November.

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws. From the press release:

All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press...

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