^ | November 21 2011 | By Neil
Democrats are aggressively pushing the claim that
Republicans’ worries about voter fraud are an insincere
excuse to suppress voting by African-Americans and
former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily
Caller that anti-fraud measures are needed to protect
African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of
them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic
Party machines in the South.
14, progressive Democratic Reps. John Conyers, Steny
Hoyer, Jerrold Nadler, Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen, Marcia
Fudge and Emanuel Clearer, the chair of the Congressional
Black Caucus — along with representatives from several
advocacy groups — held a meeting to complain about what
they say is the danger posed by laws that require voters
to identify themselves.
Davis is unimpressed.
have seen in my state, in my region, is the the most
aggressive practitioners of voter-fraud are local machines
who are tied lock, stock and barrel to the special
interests in their communities — the landfills, the casino
operators — and they’re cooking the [ballot] boxes on
election day, they’re manufacturing absentee ballots,
they’re voting [in the names of] people named Donald Duck,
because they want to control politics and thwart
progress,” he told TheDC.
who are progressives have no business defending those
is free to talk publicly because he quit electoral
politics in 2010, giving up his African-American-dominated
district to run for the Democratic nomination in the 2010
gubernatorial race. He lost in the primary, and the the
winning Democrat subsequently lost to the Republican by 16
points, 42 percent to 58 percent.