Rep. Moore: Certain Voter Requirements Hard ‘For People of Color’

By Eric Scheiner | October 30, 2015 | 2:47pm EDT

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) says several states have laws that are making it hard to vote, “particularly for people of color.”

In a videotaped message for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) this month Moore says,  “Sadly, discriminatory voter laws in places like Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, and my own home state of Wisconsin are making it harder for Americans, particularly people of color, to exercise their right to vote.”

“These laws have nothing to do with stopping the manufactured threat of voter fraud and everything to do with making it more difficult for eligible voters to register and vote.”

“We can’t afford to support policy makers who manipulate voting laws just because they don’t like what the people have to say.”

While Moore does not give specifics in her video address, Alabama, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin all have photo ID requirements for voting at the polls.

Voter laws that require photo identification are among the issues the CBC webpage focuses on.

“Moreover, not only is voting a fundamental right of American citizens, but restrictive voting laws disproportionately affect minorities, the elderly, the young, and low-income communities. Voter ID laws specifically have a highly disproportionate impact on these communities,” the CBC website says.

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