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-- court decisions let's bring in Juan Williams a Fox News political analyst Charlie hurt is also with us a columnist at The Washington Times.
One -- saying that the Supreme Court got it wrong why.
Well I think -- -- key to the argument John as presented by chief Justice Roberts was that this law is somewhat antiquated that.
In fact it's base to their pre clearance provision.
-- that you just heard discussed is based on data that came from the 1970s it's forty years old there's no evidence that in fact these states.
Are any more discriminatory in their practices than anybody else any other state.
But in fact as you just heard from Peter -- have states like Texas that were blocked in the last election cycle.
From and gerrymandering some districts changing voter ID laws.
That in fact were proven to the -- minority voter turn out so this is a very current issue.
Having people disenfranchised.
In this country and I would add one other quick back.
Which is that if you look at the politics of the moment.
There's a real advantage to many Republicans that depressed and -- turn out because minorities blacks and Latinos -- -- -- -- vote for Democrats so it.
There's a reason for one political party here to want to disenfranchise.
Voters who support their opponents.
Well it doesn't Charlie doesn't every political power up a political party -- it has control of the state house in the governor's office doesn't it do what it can to enhance its political prospects in the state.
Absolutely but but the important thing to remember here John is that that you know if there are legitimate claims of of people being suppressed from voting.
If people being denied their constitutional right to vote.
That the Department of Justice still has every bit of authority to go in and investigate and take -- and take appropriate action.
But the notion that somehow -- that that it's an effort to suppress it.
Legitimate voting by requiring people to to present a photo ID in order to vote do you need -- photo ID in order to buy a pack of cigarettes are -- can of beer the notion that that you know that that that this is and an attempt to.
Suppress legitimate votes from from minorities is is -- I would argue was actually -- attempt by.
Liberals or Democrats.
In order to advance their their.
You know political standing through you know very very questionable -- yeah I want I want everybody who is legally entitled entitled to do so to be able to vote but miles wanna make sure that dead people aren't voting -- the people aren't voting for times and that you know people who aren't citizens aren't voting isn't and I.
And answered all of that.
It could be -- I mean look there's no evidence of voter fraud if there was evidence of widespread voter fraud -- people presenting.
You know fake IDs or something I think we have a problem.
We don't have a problem in that regard.
What we have instead is evidenced in the last election cycle are cases where people will gerrymandered districts -- was the case down in Texas where you had.
A federal courts that this is really depressing the power of Latino and black voters in the state of Texas.
And now you have the Supreme Court overruled that and -- Texas we'll go back on it.
It's not just about the voter ID it's about purging voter roles changing the hours that polls closing polls in certain areas.
These are steps that are taken with the express intent.
Of limiting the power of minority voters who vote as I said earlier a -- Democrat.
You know what I could not agree with you more about the sort of injustice.
And disgusting nature of all this.
Gerrymandering based on you know racial profiling or -- or racial discrimination.
But -- but you you have to admit that these these single most.
Posted the strongest force requiring.
Us to discriminate against voters based on on race.
Is the voting rights act but they -- 1965.
It requires that districts be drawn based on the racial make up.
Of -- -- of the voters and get most of America has moved on his move past all of this stuff.
And and -- the federal government is requiring the politicians.
To continue to 22 bill.
Based on the -- of voters which I find.
Bad patently offense and but but and what but of course the politicians love it because they they can it it is -- it ensures that they can remain in power.
But politicians and why politicians work together and they are afraid these voters back and forth.
In order to get to stay in power all right we're going to continue to cover this issue obviously the Supreme Court has spoken but it's going to be boiling nine -- in the weeks and months ahead as the Justice Department and others.
And the states actually make some changes Charlie -- Juan Williams thank you both.
Thanks -- an excellent.
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