My first question is how many DMV offices in other counties are closing? The answer is easy to find. Alabama is systematically closing all DMV offices (they have 78) save four: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, and Huntsville. These four seem to be geographically scattered throughout the state. The ones being closing now are mostly part-time rural centers which together serviced less than 5% of transactions in 2014. Are there more blacks in those rural areas? More than likely. There are also probably a lot of whites in those same areas too as the state is approximately 3/4 white. I took a quick look at the affected counties and didn't notice much of an extreme isolation of them from the surviving centers. So, while the statistics reported may be true, the interpretation of them in relation to the whole may be biased. Now, all that doesn't mean that the "conspiracy" to keep minorities from registering to vote doesn't exist - just that it's a lot more subtle than we suspect.