GOTV Race Baiting: Will DOJ Use Evidence Against NC?

Lynching flyers used by Democrats for GOTV.

I wonder if the Justice Department will use these flyers in the case against Voter ID to prove Senate Factor Six?  Senate Factor Six allows the introduction of “racial appeals” to help establish a Section 2 violation.  Normally, most attorneys at the DOJ view racial appeals as a one way street.  If a white candidate uses a racial appeal, the Justice Department rightfully uses the appeal in the case to prove Senate Factor Six.  If a black candidate uses a racial appeal, the Justice Department usually looks the other way.

For example, if a white candidate was running against a black candidate in a majority white area, and the white candidate put his photo on a sign, it would be considered a racial appeal.  There is nothing illegal about a racial appeal.  Nor does the law stop them.  They are merely relevant facts in proving a Section 2 case.

So let’s see if DOJ lawyers make any effort to collect the evidence in North Carolina to use as part of their case against Voter ID.  I’m not holding my breath.

The Washington Times:

The spate of campaign fliers that use images of lynchings, Jim Crow laws and the recent racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, to urge blacks to vote in next week’s election somehow failed to grab the attention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The NAACP headquarters in Washington wasn’t prepared to answer questions about the fliers and mailers circulated in black communities in Georgia, Maryland and North Carolina, despite widespread news coverage of it for the past week.