Are the Clinton Campaign Chairman and Chief Strategist horrible racists bringing back Jim Crow laws? I don’t think so. But I do think they told the truth about photo ID--which they can support in certain instances--in emails to each other revealed by wikileaks.
Two excerpts are below. First from Joel Benenson, strategist to Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and Chief Strategist to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign:
I do think we should explore ways to Co-opt GOP's argument for photo ID which has enormous appeal. Even among some Dem voters.
Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta replied supporting Photo ID to vote:
On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a drivers license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in Federal elections.
This completely puts the lie to the Democrat argument that photo ID is racist. Unless you believe top officials of the Clinton campaign team are racist.
It further shows how the attacks on voter ID laws are really political. Both an effort to turn a losing issue into a winning issue and to scare minorities into voting for Democrats.
Marc Elias and everyone else should immediately withdraw all their lawsuits against voter ID as it is not racist or discriminatory according to their parties' campaign leaders.