Monday, February 10, 2014

DO AS I SAY DO NOT AS I DO DO



North Carolinians marching to protest voter-ID laws must present a valid photo ID to participate in an NAACP-hosted protest against voter-ID laws in Raleigh on Saturday.
The central claim among the protesters is that the  voter-ID laws disenfranchise certain segments of the voting population, particularly minority voters and poor voters.
According to official NAACP flyers passed out at the rally, protesters must carry the precise kind of ID that they would be expected to present at the voting booth.




Notice the last instruction.

Chairman of the House Elections Committee and North Carolina Republican state Rep. David Lewis criticized  the protesters for their “hypocrisy.”

“I find it extremely hypocritical that when nearly 70 percent of North Carolinians across all political spectrums support the idea that one present photo identification when going to the polls, the NC NAACP has filed suit in court to block this common-sense idea,” said Lewis in a statement to The Daily Caller.  “However, the NC NAACP requires their protesters to maintain valid photo identification on their person throughout the march. The idea that Chairman William Barber and his followers find it more important to carry their photo identification with them when marching than when electing the President of the United States is reprehensible.”

6 comments:

Craig said...

North Carolinians marching to protest voter-ID laws must present a valid photo ID to participate

Nowhere in the instructions or in the article you linked to does it say protesters must present an ID. Nor is it a requirement. In case you didn't know, the NAACP doesn't have any legal authority.

The state of N. Carolina does and the instructions are meant to keep the protest from running afoul of the law. Police can detain a person for not presenting an ID.

The protests are not only about voter ID. Rescinding early voting, same day registration, rejecting Medicaid expansion (which doesn't cost the state anything for 3 years}, cutting off UE.

Protesting, peacefully and legally, voter laws to prevent virtually nonexistent fraud by suppressing voting is not hypocrisy. This is just chum for the ineducable Right.

Duckys here said...

“However, the NC NAACP requires their protesters to maintain valid photo identification on their person throughout the march."
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As Craig points out, this is a lie.
There is no requirement.

Xavier Onassis said...

Craig, Ducky - Does Joe think we're not going to fact check him???

Duckys here said...

*chirp* *chirp*

Come on, Joe. You lost another one but you should be used to it.

sue hanes said...

Joe - This is a hard one to figure out. Are you sure you got it right. A photo ID for the march? It doesn't seen right.

Lone Ranger said...

The NAACP was a much more effective organization before democrats hijacked it from Republicans