Attorney General Eric Holder told attendees of the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas yesterday that laws requiring would be voters to show a valid photo ID at the ballot box were basically “poll taxes” that are subjected to minorities to prevent them from voting.
But today Rasmussen Reports released the results of a new poll on voter ID laws, indicating that 73 percent of Americans do not believe Voter ID laws are discriminatory as the Attorney General and other Democrats are falsely claiming.
Even with the constant efforts of Holder and Congressional Democrats such as Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ala.) and other high to portray voter ID laws as the new “Jim Crow” laws (which were a targeted effort to suppress minority voters, unlike Voter ID laws that aim to stop voter fraud), only 21 percent of Americans said they found the practice of requiring a photo ID to vote to be discriminatory.
Holder and the Department of Justice have blocked the implementation of a Voter ID law in Texas, citing concerns about the legality of their new voter ID laws. The ruling was challenged by the state, and lawyers for the state of Texas began their defense of the law in federal court earlier this week. The Obama administration has also challenged attempts to curb voter fraud in Florida, South Carolina and New Hampshire .
A separate Rasmussen poll in March also indicated that a majority of Americans are against the Justice Departments decision to block Voter ID law. Today’s poll shows that the Left’s continued attempts to blow laws that preserve the right to vote for American citizens out of proportion are still not convincing voters.