There are many ways that votes can be – and are — stolen or manipulated. There is a lot of debate over such things as various forms of mail-in voting, the days and hours of early voting and the security of same-day voting.
But there is overwhelming public support for two measures that Democrats strongly oppose. They are a requirement for a photo ID and the purging of ineligible voters from the local polling lists. More than 70 percent of the American people endorse both – siding with Republicans and even honest Democrats. In fact, they have broad bipartisan support – except among Democrat leaders who prefer to reduce ballot security for the illegal votes.
At last count, some 47 states have introduced more than 350 election security measures. Since the GOP only controls 30 state legislatures, it is obvious that some of the measures have Democrat support.
The national Democrat leadership – and their media allies – proffer that no adjustments to the election laws are required because there is no election fraud, manipulation, mistakes or systemic problems. That is simply not true.
Since the lack of an ID and the ability of illegal votes being cast in the name of ineligible or dead voters represents two of the more serious threats to election integrity, why do Democrats oppose both so vehemently? The only logical answer is that Democrats want to take advantage of the weak security spots in the election process.
Requiring voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification seems fundamental to preventing all kinds of historic vote fraud. The claim that such a common requirement is prejudicial against minorities is not only untrue, but also a racist insult because it presumes that only White voters have the wherewithal and intelligence to be able to obtain photo IDs.
Most citizens already have an acceptable photo ID in the form of a driver’s license, military ID, work ID, passport or student ID. If not, virtually all the laws requiring a voting ID provide for easy acquisition, usually at no cost. In some states, the motor vehicle department will issue non-driver IDs.
Photo IDs can be part of the initial voter registration process for those without any such identification. The process would be like obtaining a passport.
The accusation of racism in requiring an ID is more nonsense. Most Black and Hispanic adults already have an official photo ID since it is required to drive, conduct bank transactions, enter government buildings, board airplanes, leave or enter the country, obtain welfare benefits, buy booze, etc., etc., etc. Photo IDs are so ubiquitous in America that it is hard to imagine any adult without one.
Since proper voting identification is already in the hands of the vast majority of voters –and easy and cheap to obtain for those few without such ID – and is the first line of defense against illegal voting, such a requirement should be a no-brainer.
Democrat opposition seems onerous and ominous – and maybe that is why most Americans are not buying the Democrat propaganda on this one.
Purging ineligible voters
Opposition to removing dead and ineligible voters is even more inexplicable. Try to get one of those Democrats to give you one explicit reason why they do not want the voting rolls kept up to date. We know millions of votes are cast in each election in the name of ineligible and dead voters – millions. Pew Research estimates that there are more than 20 million ineligible voters on the rolls across the nation. There are more than one million that were cast in five of California’s largest Democrat counties. That is prima facie vote fraud.
It has been going on for generations. Some votes have been cast by people who would be more than 150 years old. It is common in strong Democrat areas for the number of people listed on the voter rolls exceeds the population of eligible voters – and in some cases even the population of all residents over the age of 18.
The irony is that purging the rolls of ineligible votes is relatively easy – especially in these days of computers. Crossmatches of death reports, inter-state checks to capture those who move (even easier if they move within the state) and direct precinct tallies by civic groups or political operatives.
Any time there is an effort to maintain a reasonable shield of security around the election laws, Democrats oppose. The most egregious and telling examples are voter ID and cleaning up the voter rolls. They scream racism – their Trump card on every issue. But that is only because they have no GOOD reason to oppose voter IDs and purging the rolls of the deadwood … and the dead. So, they lie.
So, there ‘tis.