Skip to comments.Unintended consequences: Miss. GOP primary proves Voter ID doesn't discriminate against blacks..
Posted on 06/26/2014 2:00:17 AM PDT by ken5050
Early analysis of Tuesday's Mississippi GOP senate primary run-off election is revealing some interesting data. But perhaps the most important fact hasn't been discussed at all: that voter ID laws in no way discriminate against blacks, poor people, minorities...
Some 67,000 MORE voted in the run-off than in the primary. This itself is highly unusual. The vast majority of these new voters came from heavily Democrat, and black counties.
Mississippi's new Voter ID law was in effect for this election, requiring a photo ID in order to vote.
These people were eligible to vote in the GOP run-off only if they did not vote in the earlier Democrat primary.
Let's assume from the data that some 50,000 of the 67,000 were black and Democrat, and furthermore, that all of them had not voted in the Democrat primary earlier in the month.
This means that 50,000 predominantly black and poor Mississippians, WHO WERE NOT MOTIVATED ENOUGH TO VOTE IN THE DEMOCRAT PRIMARY, were, within a period of a few weeks, able to decide to jump into the GOP run-off, vote for Cochran, and had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM DOING SO BECAUSE OF A LACK OF VOTER ID.
Completely debunks every objection the left has raised against Voter ID laws.
Maybe something good will result from this travesty.
FYI..my 2 cents..
This primary also illustrates how uninformed and stupid the voters of MS are.
I had a sneaking feeling that Barbour would pull out his victory; he is ruthless against conservatives. I never had enough trust in the people of MS for right to prevail.
Mighty broad brush you are painting with there sir!
Yes it is. Prove it otherwise.
Excellent point! I think this point needs more play with the talking heads.
It would interesting to know how many of those demodummies actually DID vote in the demo primary. Might help narrow the margin or swing it entirely in McDaniels favor.
Very good point. I wonder if an election official is required to check a box that he verified that valid ID was presented?
I do remember that The Colts had to reach out to a Mississippi boy to lead their team.
How could anyone do that? It's a secret ballot, so while you could find out if someone voted twice (in the Dem and Repub primaries) how could you know who they voted for? Ask them? Would you expect an honest answer?
Nice try, but unless Voter ID laws still allow people to vote twice, vote for someone else, vote if you’re illegal, or vote when you’re dead, Democrats will still be staunchly opposed.
In this state, you get a form you fill out that has a number attached to it. The form doesn’t have your name on it, but I believe the form can be tracked back to your name by the number assigned to the form and also assigned to your name in the voter logs. So it depends on the state.
In New Jersey the election official who signs in the voters has to initial that she/he compared the signature, and check a box if ID was presented.
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