What the English-Only and Voter ID Bills Are About

Jackie Calmes and Mark Landler:

But, Mr. Nelson acknowledged: “The country is changing. In every election cycle, every year, every day, this country becomes more ethnically diverse. And that has an impact on the kind of coalition that you need to put together to win.” He added, “The truth is, Obama needs fewer white voters in 2012 than he did in 2008.”

Under the circumstances, the best strategy for Republicans is to make low-info white voters anxious about the prospect of people of color usurping white political power.

Daryl Metcalfe understands this better than anybody, and that’s why he’s so focused on Voter ID, racist English Only laws, and immigration restrictions.

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