Noah Berlatsky's argument yesterday on NBC (Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?) that what Trump voters do in the privacy of the voting booth is unconstitutional is literally insane.
But if Trump voters are, thanks to Berlatsky's mind reading, "motivated" by racism, voting for a candidate who implicitly represents their racial interests, how much more are African-American voters, especially those who voted for President Obama?
Blacks vote 90 per cent Democratic, for explicitly racial reasons, even in years when there's no black candidate to vote for.
When Obama was the nominee, they voted at the 98 per cent level for the candidate who represented their race.
And Obama's racial appeals weren't any kind of dog whistle—they were a screaming klaxon.
So, Mr. Berlatsky, can anything be done about these racist votes?