Supporters of new laws to require North Carolinians to produce a government-issued form of photo identification every time they troop to the polls love to cite public opinion for the proposition that average North Carolinains are all for their idea. You’ve heard their mantra: “Public opinion polls show that large majorities support voter ID. This isn’t even a controversial idea for most people.” One prolific Republican tweeter had this to say earlier this morning:
“Polls consistently show 70% of NC in favor of voter ID. Calling all those people racist? Not brilliant.”
How’s that for preemptive spin manipulation? People who oppose mandatory photo ID for voting are calling the proponents “racists”??
This is, of course, hogwash.
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