Despite numerous reports suggesting that voter fraud is a non-issue and there’s absolutely no evidence of non-citizens trying to vote, several red states are pushing ahead with new laws to grant voting right to only those people who have photo IDs. And a new Mother Jones report shines a light on what exactly that means.
Of all the adult Americans without a photo ID – 25% are African American, 19% are Latino, 18% are young people between the ages of 18 and 24, 18% are seniors, and 15% are low–income people earning less than $35,000. Those demographics make up the majority of those without a photo-ID, and they just so happen to be the same people who tend to vote for Democrats.
Plain and simple, when Republicans talk about voter ID, it’s code for dumping Democratic voters from the voting rolls.