Print Column: Congressional Hearing on Voter ID Was a Shame and a Sham


MINOT, N.D. — You probably read some headlines this weekabout a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s voter ID laws were characterized as a calculated effort to suppress Native American voters.

In truth the field hearing was a sham. A partisan stunt choreographed to produce the very headlines you read.

Before the hearing I interviewed Rep. Rodney Davis, the only Republican member of the committee, for my podcast.

“I hope it’s not a political rally,” he told me at the time.

I can’t speak for Rep. Davis, but I don’t think he got his wish.

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