Voter Suppression Is Fine So Long As It Works

by evanmcmurry

Near as I can tell, this article makes the case that voter suppression as a result of Voter ID law is fine, because a) it doesn’t happen that much, and b) Obama draws African Americans to the polls in numbers that subsume the effects of voter suppression. But a) in swing states especially, the election is decided by small margins, making slivers of turnout disproportionately important, and moreover b) isn’t the fact that Democrats have to work 4x as hard to get people to the polls is exactly the point of Republican-led Voter ID efforts?

I’ve simplified this, but not too much.