That’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the new Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. She is bringing a new level of vitriol to her position. Here, she explains to a local D.C. television host why Republicans support voter identification laws:
[I]f you go back to the year 2000, when we had an obvious disaster and – and saw that our voting process needed refinement, and we did that in the America Votes Act and made sure that we could iron out those kinks, now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally – and very transparently – block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it’s nothing short of that blatant.
Literally! Republicans want segregated drinking fountains, schools and lunch counters. Literally! Just like Jim Crow days in the Democratic South. To be fair, though, I have to agree with Ms. Wasserman Schultz that the people most likely to be weeded out by adoption of effective voter ID laws in states that do not already have them, like illegal aliens, felons, and people who have already voted somewhere else, are “more likely to vote for Democratic candidates.”