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A newly-elected member of the state house is in the spotlight after claiming in an email that the diatribes of the NAACP’s leader are “racist” and a product of a “race-opportunist.”

The email sent by Representative Michael Speciale was sent to NAACP state president Rev. William Barber last week. It was sent in reaction to comments by Barber about ID required at voting. In a statement, Barber calls voter ID initiatives “national propaganda efforts by the far-right to justify the obvious tactic to suppress the votes of minorities, youth, disabled and the elderly,” and urges Republican legislative leaders to abandon their push for such a law in North Carolina.

Barber spoke at a news conference in Raleigh Friday morning. A subsequent news conference is being held in Greenville Friday afternoon.

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  • Guest9743

    While Rep. Specciale finds the NAACP’s leader are “racist” and a product of a “race-opportunist” leads one to believe that the reprentative has the utmost repect for the KKK and their leaders since he didn’t mention them.

  • Dear Monkey Junction…are you smoking something?

  • truthseeker

    The only people who give a damn about what that obese idiot with naacp saids are those useless, unemployed, uneducated, rascist themselves folks. His comments are based on hatred and complete false accusations that are intended to inflame the ignorance of those who believe it. This organization is represented by Jesse Jackson who used their funds to support his girlfriend and mother to another baby while his own son had ethics violations in Congress. Al Sharpton, man he is another complete and total idiot who backed the Duke prostitue over the sports story before the facts came out. Just because she was black she was right in his mind. This organization is full of rascist ninnies!

  • Guest20562

    The NAACP is no different than the KKK.

  • Monkey Junction

    The comment by Barber were right on. Voter fraud is a imaginary problem created by certain politicians in order to make it as hard as possible for some people to vote. The people without an ID are usually poor, elderly, or young and many members of these voting blocs tend to vote for the Democratic party.

    If you that concerned about voter fraud, then we should work to tighten up phony voter registration done by groups like ACORN(D) or Strategic Allied Consulting(R).

    Voter fraud is already a felon and vote fraud cases are extremely rare.

  • Guest-Voter

    North Carolina law already provides for free photo ID’s for the homeless. Check the General Statutes. It’s not complicated nor a burden to ask people to get a photo ID and show it when they go to vote. If they are willing to vote, they should be as able to get an ID. And no, it won’t cost billions of dollars to give those ID’s away to those who can’t get out of the house and pay a small fee less than a McDonald’s meal for a family of two. Next thing you know, the NAACP will be complaining that requiring a drivers licenses discourages minorities from driving cars. In other words, their argument is disingenuous and designed to gain headlines. Nothing more. The real question is, if there is such a large number of people without ID’s in our state, then why have they not obtained one and how have they survived in a modern society where you have to have a photo ID just to open a checking/savings account, buy alcohol, rent an apartment, get medical care at the hospital, purchase certain medicines held behind the counter, etc.?

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    Please believe me when I say that this man is going to be a shining star in the legislature, standing up for American values and being an obstacle to blunt the destructive efforts of the Left.

    Of course the NAACP opposes voter identification. The simple fact is that there ARE convicted felons voting. There ARE illegal aliens voting. Worst of all, there ARE people casting multiple votes under several names.

    They are all voting for Democrats and the entitlement mindset that is destroying this nation, so it’s okay with the NAACP.

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