One person who really loved the story was Wesley Donehue, the CEO of Donehue Direct and a political strategist for the South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus, who took to Twitter to write that the story “proves EXACTLY why we need Voter ID in SC.”
It wasn’t long until Donehue’s tweet was bouncing all around the progressive twittersphere. In subsequent tweets, Donehue clarified that he wasn’t talking about the fact that the story showed, for example, that “among the state’s 2,134 precincts there are 10 precincts where nearly all of the law’s affect falls on nonwhite voters who don’t have a state-issued driver’s license or ID card, a total of 1,977 voters.”
Rather Donehue said the story “has proven that a bunch of non-South Carolinians are voting in SC elections. Did they vote in other states too?? FRAUD!”
Mmmhmm. Either this guy is the worst political strategist ever, or he's a racist moron (same thing.) Once again, I cannot stress enough how the Republican effort to limit the electorate is the most singularly foul, anti-American thing they've just about ever done. It must be resisted by everyone, and the only way to do that is to educate yourself on your state's voter ID laws and then elect people who will change them.