Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison from Minnesota tweeted a string of statistics May 30 in an attempt to stifle a non-profit’s push to require voters to show a government-issued ID before entering a voting booth.
The conservative American Legislative Exchange Council has been a strong proponent for the requirement, which the Minnesota legislature placed on the November ballot after bypassing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in April.
Ellison (@keithellison) tweeted ”ALEC movement to push gov’t issued ID bills was done w/ malice aforethought. Advocates KNOW ‘voter fraud’ is a myth; the point is POWER.”
He also tweeted ”11% of all Americans lack gov’t issued Photo ID,” “18% of senior citizens don’t have a gov’t photo ID,” “25% of African Americans don’t have gov’t photo ID” and “78% of Black men between 18 and 24 in WI do not have state issued photo ID. Wonder why Gov. Scott Walker pushed photo ID in WI?”