After two Wisconsin federal judges struck down a controversial Voter ID law in the state – and the Department of Justice struck down a similar Voter ID law in Texas – the United Nations will weigh in on American Voter ID laws. The NAACP is appearing before the UN Human Rights Council to argue that Voter ID laws suppress the minority vote. As the Senior Vice President of the NAACP, Hillary Shelton, said, “This really is a tactic that undercuts the growth of our democracy.”
The UN, of course, has no say on domestic law in the United States – and the UN Human Rights council is chock-full of nations that also have habits of suppressing minority votes, like Saudi Arabia and China. But as elected leaders are increasingly replaced by technocrats in Europe and in Michigan – the death of democracy around the world should be a real concern for the International body.