Anti-Voter ID “Expert Witness” Admits She Didn’t Read the Bill, Didn’t Know an African American Dem Sponsored It

Testimony reveals the anti-voter ID case is based on nothing but fiery rhetoric and baseless smears

Witness charges that any “judge who votes to uphold a voter ID law is exhibiting white rage”

But the witness admitted she didn’t even read the bill before writing her “expert report”

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s 2018 voter ID law is on trial this week (read a summary of the law here).

The expert witness called to testify against the voter ID law admitted she hadn’t read the bill before writing her report, didn’t know the primary sponsor was an African American Democrat, and didn’t know that the bill included seven Democratic-sponsored amendments.

Lawyers for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a left-wing legal organization, called their expert witness, Professor Carol Anderson, to testify to the law’s purportedly racist intent.

But during questioning, Prof. Anderson admitted she didn’t even read the bill before writing a report on it:

· Lawyer: “In preparing your report, you did not even review the text of Senate Bill 824, did you?”

· Prof. Anderson: “Not the text.” [Professor Anderson did say that she listened to audio recordings of the legislative debate.]

Prof. Anderson also confirmed an admission she’d made previously, which was that she didn’t know African American Democrat Joel Ford sponsored the legislation she was called upon to testify about as an expert. Her deposition reads as follows:

· Lawyer: “Do you know who Senator Joel Ford is?”

· Prof. Anderson: “No.”

· Lawyer: “Do you know what it means to be a primary sponsor of a piece of legislation?”

· Prof. Anderson: “No.”

· Lawyer: “Are you aware that Sen. Ford was the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 824?”

· Prof. Anderson : “No.”

· Lawyer: “Are you aware that Sen. Ford is African-American?”

· Prof. Anderson: “No.”

· Lawyer: “Is it your opinion that his support for Senate Bill 824 was an act of white rage?”

· Prof. Anderson: “African-Americans can have white rage.”

Prof. Anderson also made the startling admission that she didn’t know that Democrats offered seven amendments that were added to the final bill:

· Lawyer: “Are you aware that the N.C. General Assembly adopted seven amendments sponsored by the Democrats on Senate Bill 824?”

· Prof. Anderson: “No, I did not know that.”

This “expert” testimony reveals the anti-voter ID case is based on nothing but fiery rhetoric and baseless smears. The person called upon to testify about the bill as an expert witness didn’t even bother to read it before concluding that it’s surely “racist.”

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