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Posted on 09/06/2013 2:45:56 PM PDT by raptor22
Voting Rights: While the Department of Justice sues Texas over its Voter ID law, analysis of Georgia's 2008 statute shows turnout increased among all groups, including blacks and Hispanics. Jim Crow, call your office.
When on June 25 the U.S. Supreme Court freed southern states from the most onerous part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, ruling that continuing certain requirements could not be justifiably based on past voter suppression but could be justified only if current discrimination against minorities could be proved, the decision did not sit well with Eric Holder's Department of Justice.
In August, DOJ's civil rights division the same bunch that dropped the case of a group of New Black Panthers wearing military garb and carrying billy clubs as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008 filed suit against the state of Texas. In it, the government said it would not allow the Supreme Court's decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.
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Minority turnout increased dramatically after Georgia voter-ID law
No foreign enemy or terrorist organization will destroy America. It will be destroyed from within by our own politicians.
Elections data reviewed by the AJC show that participation among black voters rose by 44% from 2006 before the law was implemented to 2010. For Hispanics, the increase for the same period was 67%. Turnout among whites rose 12%," the newspaper reported.
They are comparing the 2006 to the 2010 election. It's not clear if they are including the 2008 election in the trend.
You can probably guess one reason the black turnout was so much higher in the 2008 election. But, if it was sustained until 2010, then it might be a verifiable trend -- unless newly registered blacks had another reason to vote.
The large increase in Hispanic voters should also be compared against overall population trends, to discount that.
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