Rule of Law

Holder Math: How the DOJ played statistical games to attack SC Voter ID

Lee Stranahan over at BigGovernment has the goods on Eric Holder’s statistical tricks used to justify the South Carolina voter identification objection to the media.  Not surprisingly, Holder’s friends in the media bought in.

The Obama Department of Justice has used a mathematical trick in order to make its legal and public-relations case against South Carolina’s voter ID provisions. Officials of the DOJ intentionally created a false perception of the disparity between black and white voters in order to strike down the law that would have required photo ID or other proof for voters. Meanwhile, the media helped Eric Holder’s Department of Justice spin their intentionally misleading numbers to the general public.

This entire scam – there’s no better word for it – is based an interesting but totally irrelevant math quirk; when numbers are small, the difference between them is larger.