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. 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."