06/23/2015 05:50 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2016

Voter ID Laws Are That Flag on Statehouse Lawns

Again, before we go all to smash, become childishly weepy-eyed over South Carolina and a flag that should have been relegated to museum-only viewing and private, family ownership 150 summers back, consider the syllogism:

  • A South Carolina Senator is running for president.

  • The demographics, even in the South, are changing radically.
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    Voter ID Laws are that flag's replacement.


    Strict photo ID (9 states)
    Photo ID (non-Strict) (8 states)
    Strict non-photo ID required (3 states)
    Non-photo ID required (non strict) (13 states)
    No ID required to vote at ballot box (17 states)