By Hans A. von Spakovsky - The Washington Times Shares
Artur Davis, who once represented the 7th congressional district of Alabama in Congress, which included Perry County, told the Montgomery Advertiser four years ago that "the truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African-American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and [with] absentee, in parts of the black belt [counties]."
"As black voters become more aware of Barack Obama and the viability of his candidacy, you are seeing significant movement," he said. "Their excitement is building as the country is seriously contemplating ... electing [him]. The country was not ready to elect a black president in 1984 and 1988, no matter what Jesse Jackson's qualifications."