Democrats love to call voter ID laws “racist,” but nothing could be further from the truth. Such laws exist to ensure that everyone who votes is eligible to do so — and this is something that, for one reason or another, the Democrat Party hates them so much. And just like everything else they don’t like, they cry “racism” in their efforts to make the problem go away.
This isn’t a new thing. In 2011, Democrat Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer called voter ID a “poll tax,” which “by any other name would smell as vile.” In 2012, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin called attempts to verify that a voter is legitimate “the new Jim Crow laws of our time.” In the same year, Nancy Pelosi called them “voter suppression initiatives” — but the only votes they suppress are those that are cast illegitimately. Nevertheless, these lines of attack have only continued and intensified.
But are voter ID laws racist? Black Americans don’t think so. “This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle. I mean, this is gigantic what they’re trying to do, and it cannot be sustained,” Joe Biden recently said of Georgia’s new voting laws, which include voter ID for mail-in ballots and other strong methods of protecting the integrity of the vote. A recent poll indicates that most Americans across all political ideologies and races support such initiatives.
“Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote?” the poll asks. Nearly 70% of black voters and 8% of other non-whites say they should. 75 percent of white voters agree — a smaller percentage than non-black non-whites.
This poll strongly disputes liberal claims that non-white voters are either too stupid or too unwilling to comply with voter ID laws. They aren’t just willing to comply — they want them.