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September 2, 2014, 6:33 am
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Visiting Congressman Says Voter ID Laws Similar to Poll Tax


A visiting Congressman from South Carolina says efforts around the country to require people to show photo IDs in order to vote are the 21st Century equivalent of a poll tax.

 

Poll taxes were common in the pre-civil rights era, and were often used to make it difficult or impossible for minorities to vote.

 

They were eventually found to be unconstitutional.

 

At a roundtable discussion in Springfield, Democratic Congressman James Clyburn says it is clear that such laws are attempts at voter suppression, and are not necessary to prevent voter fraud.

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