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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 2:12 PM
I guess you don't remember the topic? Katie ripping on Holder for requiring ID's to attend...here you go: It's an event to see a highly-placed government figure. In ALL situations like this, a certain amount of security is required. Every time. It's moronic to an infantile degree to conflate an invited media/press event with the right that is pretty inarguably at the heart of what makes us as successful a system as we are.

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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