The NAACP has taken the case against voter registration cards to the United Nations.
What can the UN do about stopping local governments from requiring voter ID cards? Nothing. Then why do this? It’s good publicity.
Why does the NAACP oppose voter ID cards? Because the cards are an extra step in the voting process. Blacks and poor people do not vote in large numbers. So, any additional barrier adds to the price of voting. When prices rise, less is demanded. That is a law of economics.
This is why Democrats have always opposed voter registration, ID checking, and anything else that restricts the number of voters. They know that their constituents have more votes in theory. They want this to be true on election day.
Vote-counting has always been crooked in the USA and everywhere else. So, politicians want the kind of voter-counting that favors their party. These days, Republicans favor electronic voting. The Democrats favor precinct voting without Republican observers.
Lyndon Johnson was elected to the Senate the first time in 1948 based on 200 ballots from people who came to the polls at a precinct and registered in alphabetical order. Out of a million votes, Johnson won by 87, based on a box of 200 ballots in one district. Johnson became known as “landslide Lyndon.” That box of 200 alphabetized ballots changed American history.
The NAACP is doing what it can to give federal regulators some backbone in making state and local voter ID cards illegal. The fact that the NAACP looks silly does not matter. A UN decision against voter ID cards will give Eric Holder’s Justice Department another reason to outlaw voter ID cards.