She was preceded by other CBC members who postulated that voter ID laws are not meant to ensure votes are cast by legal U.S. residents, as supporters of these laws contend, but as a way to thwart minorities.

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Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeLiberal Dems: Trump filling Cabinet with 'stooges' The right person for State Department is Rudy Giuliani Overnight Regulation: House passes GOP bill targeting last-minute Obama regs MORE (D-Texas) added that supporters of these laws have made the "misrepresentation" that there was fraud in the 2008 election, "maybe because we elected the first African American president."

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) also drew a connection to these laws and Obama's election, and said he's not sure if the laws are being advanced due to "the color of the President" or because Obama "received record-breaking participation by the very same people that they're making it difficult to vote."