Campus Reform | AP gov. practice test poses leading question on voter-ID law

AP gov. practice test poses leading question on voter-ID law

A practice exam from the College Board suggests that election security laws are discriminatory against African-Americans.

As ‘Campus Reform’ has previously reported, the employees of the College Board overwhelmingly lean to the political left.

A practice exam written by the College Board implies that election security laws are discriminatory against African-Americans.

Questions from an Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics practice exam likewise center upon a left-leaning narrative about election reform bills. The exam claims that approximately one in four African-Americans do not have a government photo ID — a significantly higher rate than the population at large.

Based on the infographic, which of the following claims would an opponent of state voter-ID laws most likely make?

(A) Voter-ID laws are likely to decrease turnout among African American voters because they are less likely to have government-issued IDs.

(B) Voter turnout will likely decrease by 10% if voters are required to present a government-issued ID to vote.

(C) Voter-ID laws will likely decrease election fraud, which will increase voter confidence in institutions and thereby increase turnout.

(D) African American voters who do not have government-issued IDs are likely to participate at the grassroots level and exert influence through channels other than turning out to vote.

The correct answer is “A” — “Voter-ID laws are likely to decrease turnout among African American voters.”

Question 23 then asks:

Based on the infographic, which of the following strategies would a group seeking to increase turnout likely pursue? 

(A) Use radio ads to advocate stricter voter-ID laws 

(B) Hold a voter registration drive in public high schools 

(C) Lobby state legislatures to overturn voter-ID legislation 

(D) Lobby Congress to eliminate the Voting Rights Act

The correct answer is “C” — “Lobby state legislatures to overturn voter-ID legislation.”

[RELATED: ‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Emory faculty outraged at new election reform bill]

A recent Rasmussen poll reveals that 75% of likely American voters believe that citizens “should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote.” African-Americans were no exception; they rejected the idea that voter ID laws “discriminate against black voters and other minorities” by a nearly two-to-one margin, according to the breakdown. 

As Campus Reform has previously reported, the College Board — a nonprofit that administers the SAT and holds a near-monopoly over American college admissions — leans heavily to the left. Nearly 99 percent of individual political contributions coming from people associated with the College Board went to Democratic candidates during the 2020 election cycle. 

[RELATED: Nearly 99% of College Board employees' political donations go to Democrats]

Biden received nearly 75 times more funds from individuals associated with the College Board than Trump.

Campus Reform reached out to the College Board for comment; this article will be updated accordingly.

Follow Ben Zeisloft on Twitter