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  Alabama Democrat Artur Davis Flips On Voter ID But Won’t Say Who He Saw Committing Fraud
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AuthorRyan J. Reilly
News DateWednesday, October 26, 2011 01:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) hasn’t been making many waves since he left office, lost his bid for Alabama governor and joined a Washington law firm. About the only time he’s been in the news is when he was offered up as an expert to say the Justice Department’s case against John Edwards is weak (an area in which he might have a point).

Still, an editorial he wrote recently in support of voter ID laws has managed to ruffle some feathers. Davis wrote that as a member of Congress he “took the path of least resistance on this subject for an African American politician” when he “lapsed into the rhetoric of various partisans and activists who contend that requiring photo identification to vote is a suppression tactic aimed at thwarting black voter participation.”


TPM asked [Davis] to provide specific examples of when he witnessed voter fraud and why, especially as a former federal prosecutor, he didn’t report such schemes to authorities.

“I know that those are the talking points that some groups opposed to my article have disseminated and I choose not to play that game with you or them,” Davis told TPM in an email. “It strikes me as the ‘shoot the messenger’ politics both the left and the right deploy and I hope you will do me the courtesy of printing my reply.”
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