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'Can I See Some ID?' Is A Totally Reasonable Question, Except In 1 Situation

Here's a pretty terrible story: Dozens of states are actually making it harder for people to vote. And of course, those people just happen to be young, poor, and people of color. And it goes way beyond asking for ID at the polls. The more she explains how they're doing it, the madder it makes me.

FACT CHECK TIME: Two clarifications are necessary here.

#1: 31 states do request ID from voters, but only 10 require it. Still, it's totally wrong for the other 21 to even ask.


#2: The video claims that African-American voters are 26 times more likely to vote early. That's based on the results of a small study of one county in Ohio. It's true that African-Americans in the study were 26 times more likely to vote early in person. White voters were more likely to vote early by mail.

All that said, it's completely true that more than 1 in 10 U.S. citizens don't have an ID, that there were only 31 instances of credible voter fraud out of 1 billion ballots cast since 2000, and that you can vote with a gun license in Texas but not a student ID.

via Lady A / Twitter and Whittlz / Flickr

In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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