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Real Conspiracy–Voter ID Legislation Created To Void Elderly Black Vote: 25 Percent Of Elderly Blacks Without Birth Certificates

Thursday, August 23, 2012 17:44
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by Monica Davis

Where there is smoke, there is fire.  The smoke of the Voter ID laws has voided the voting rights of more than 21 million US citizens do not have government issued ID, as the fire of voter suppression negates the voting power of millions by disenfranchising them.  Eighteen percent of senior citizens have no current government issued ID. Twenty-five percent of voting age blacks have no current ID, and millions of elderly blacks who were born under Jim Crow laws, have never had birth certificates. This is not hidden information; it is well known and it is being used to disenfranchise millions of black Democrats. 

Survey results: photo identification
As many as 11 percent of United States citizens – more than 21 million individuals – do 
not have government-issued photo identification.  Eleven percent of the American 
citizens surveyed responded that they do not have current, unexpired government-issued 
identification with a photograph, such as a driver’s license or military ID.
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  Using 2000 
census calculations of the citizen voting-age population, this translates to more than 21 
million American adult citizens nationwide who do not possess valid government photo ID.   
Elderly citizens are less likely to possess government-issued photo identification.  
Survey results indicate that seniors disproportionately lack photo identification.  Eighteen 
percent of American citizens age 65 and above do not have current government-issued 
photo ID.
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  Using 2005 census estimates, this amounts to more than 6 million senior 
citizens.
Minority citizens are less likely to possess government-issued photo identification.  
According to the survey, African-American citizens also disproportionately lack photo 
identification.  Twenty-five percent of African-American voting-age citizens have no
current government-issued photo ID, compared to eight percent of white voting-age 
citizens.
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  Using 2000 census figures, this amounts to more than 5.5 million adult 
African-American citizens without photo identification.  Our survey also indicated that 
sixteen percent of Hispanic voting-age citizens have no current government-issued photo 
ID, but due to a low sample size, the results did not achieve statistical significance.
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Citizens with comparatively low incomes are less likely to possess photo identification.  
Citizens earning less than $35,000 per year are more than twice as likely to lack current 
government-issued photo identification as those earning more than $35,000.  Indeed, the 
survey indicates that at least 15 percent of voting-age American citizens earning less than 
$35,000 per year do not have a valid government-issued photo ID.
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Photo identification often does not reflect current information.   For many of those who 
possess current, valid government-issued photo ID, the documentation does not reflect their 
current information.  For example, survey results show that ten percent of voting-age 
citizens who have current photo ID do not have photo ID with both their current address 
and their current legal name.  The rate is higher among younger citizens: as many as 18 
percent of citizens aged 18-24 do not have photo ID with current address and name; using 
2004 census tallies, that amounts to almost 4.5 million American citizens.
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For many African Americans, the voter ID law is vote suppression, pure and simple. If this law disenfranchises 21 million people because they don’t have or can’t get ID, and you add those whose felony convictions disenfranchise them in many states, that translates into as much as 30 million people who can not vote. 

The reason minorities are so much harder hit by these seemingly benign laws has its roots in the tragic legacy of race in this country. They still work because that old Black man, born into Jim Crow in 1940, may have had no birth certificate because he was not born in a hospital because of poverty or discrimination. Names may have been misspelled on African-American birth certificates because illiterate midwives sometimes gave erroneous names.MORE

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