Voter identification requirements are popular and, as importantly, necessary. Because Democrats suddenly realize this, they now make things up to justify their opposition.
Never at a loss for disingenuous talking points, Vice President Kamala Harris still inarticulately claimed voter ID makes it “almost impossible” for rural Americans to cast ballots.
“I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean because, in some people’s mind, that means, well, you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove that you are who you are,” she recently said. “There are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t — there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no Office Max near them. People have to understand that when we’re talking about voter ID laws, be clear about who you have in mind and what would be required of them to prove who they are.”
A woman whose entire privileged existence has been in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. is attuned to small town America?
Harris was slammed for the haughty ignorance, because if she visited rural environs, she’d find a FedEx, Walgreens, or other businesses offering photocopying services in any community of at least 3,000. And even tinier towns have a local post office.
Does condescending Kamala think rural people — who generally love driving — are too confused to drive to those businesses? Or that they can’t afford those services? Maybe she thinks hillbillies don’t own a printer? Most home printers sold in the last decade can make copies, by the way.
And if presenting ID at the ballot box is really as difficult as Harris says, would national support for the policy be 80%?
The majority of rural, urban, black, white, Republican and Democrat voters now support voter ID requirements. Why? Because this is a commonsense requirement that, per exhaustive studies, does not inhibit the public’s ability to cast votes.
After outlandish lies about Georgia’s new election law, such as “Jim Crow 2.0,” Democrats like Sen. Raphael Warnock suddenly support voter ID. Maybe he should tell the ignoramuses running Major League Baseball, who cost the Peach State $100 million due to President Joe Biden and Democrats’ lies this spring.
To obtain voter identification is incredibly easy. When registering to vote in most states, simply email a picture of your driver’s license to the county clerk’s office. Some states actually send mobile teams around for people to update their licenses for free.
And contrary to what the insular VP might think, most voters are smart enough to figure this out before they enter the booth. Harris’s attempt to convince voters otherwise is pathetic and blatantly dishonest.
The coronavirus permitted several additional ways to vote that should only exist during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. It’s never been easier to vote in the United States. And requiring voter ID won’t change that, no matter what derelict Texas Democrats, promoted by Harris, do.
Yet while finally offering tepid support for the incredible anti-Communist revolution in Cuba, Biden is in Philadelphia Tuesday, bloviating “on protecting the sacred, constitutional right to vote,” which is under zero threat yet is the “central cause of his presidency.”
Minnesota, like many Democrat-run states, unfortunately refuses to get on board. Too bad. I always vote on Election Day and purposely offer my ID; one time, I’d like to not have local polling workers act as though that little card is as scary as a rifle.
A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.