NAACP: Ban voter ID laws, they are unfair to transgenders

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When it comes to relaxing what few controls there are on voting in America, the far left has proven that it will entertain any and all reasons to better manipulate the process.

Case in point, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Benjamin Jealous offered a “bizarre, new reason Friday for Voter ID laws to be banned in the U.S. – transgenders,” as Red Alert Politics reported.

Yes, you read that correctly.

While participating on a “voting rights” panel at Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of far-left activists and bloggers, Jealous added to his belief that Americans shouldn’t have to show a photo ID when voting by saying Voter ID laws put transgender Americans at a disadvantage.

“As many people know, I have an adopted brother who’s transgender and he typically doesn’t dress the way he does when he hangs out in the Tenderloin — an LGBT community in San Francisco — when he goes to a government office,” Jealous said.

“And so if you show his ID you know and he would hold it up to his face, it looks like two different people.”

In referencing a 2011 study by UCLA, Red Alert Politics notes that “only .23 percent of Americans identify themselves as transgender, which makes the argument “as statistically insignificant as it is illogical.”

In the end, it’s yet another example of how important it is for the success of the Democratic Party to have an entirely free and open process to vote in America.

And this has never been more critical than now with Congress on the verge of passing immigration reform, which is sure to further exasperate voter fraud in the country. Once granted “legal status” — which does not include the right to vote — the 11 million undocumented Democrat voters will feel more compelled than ever to vote in our elections.

Nonetheless, add transgenders as another victim class in the far left’s false argument that Voter ID laws disproportionately hinder minorities from voting.

Read more at Red Alert Politics

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