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Obama: Bottom Line Voter ID Laws Do Not Stop 'Our Folks' from Voting

Obama: Bottom Line Voter ID Laws Do Not Stop 'Our Folks' from Voting

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During an interview with Al Sharpton on his “Keeping It Real,” radio show President Barack Obama said voter ID laws do not stop African-Americans from voting which is in stark contraindication to the many cases being pursued by his Justice Department that argue regularly many of the laws are a veiled attempt to diminish African-American turnout.

Obama said, “Keep in mind most of these laws are not preventing the the overwelimgly majority of folks who don’t vote from voting. Most people do have and ID. Most people do have a drivers license. Most people can get to the polls.”

“But the bottom line is, if less then half of our folks vote, these laws aren’t preventing the other half from not voting,” he added.

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