voter id


If you ask Democrats, voter ID laws are “racist.” They’re comparable to “apartheid” and “Jim Crow” and the Holocaust and any other atrocity they can name but clearly are incapable of understanding. To the Left, making sure that the person voting is who they say they are somehow constitutes “voter suppression.” But liberals will be surprised to learn that despite their bellyaching, most Americans want voter ID laws. At the same time, they will be happy to learn that Americans also want early voting.

TheBlaze reports that a Monmouth University survey shows a majority of Americans — 8 in 10 –support voter ID laws. Early voting, a cause championed by Democrats who recently sought to use it to their advantage to hand Joe Biden a victory, is also popular with most Americans — 71 percent. Another surprise was support for mail-in voting, which 69 percent of Americans are behind. This includes a surprising 51 percent of Republicans. Via the report:

A large majority (71%) of the public feels in-person early voting should generally be made easier. Just 16% say it should be made harder. Opinion is more divided on voting by mail – 50% say this should be made easier and 39% say it should be made harder. At the same time, fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this.

Easing in-person early voting access and requiring photo IDs both have bipartisan majority support. Approval of making early voting easier stands at 89% among Democrats, 68% among independents, and 56% among Republicans. Support for requiring a photo ID to vote stands at 62% among Democrats, 87% among independents, and 91% among Republicans. Only Democrats back making voting by mail easier to do, with 84% supporting this idea compared to just 40% of independents and 26% of Republicans.

More than 2 in 3 Americans (69%) support establishing national guidelines to allow vote-by-mail and in-person early voting in federal elections in every state. Just 25% oppose this idea. Support for establishing national voting guidelines on these issues comes from 92% of Democrats, 63% of independents, and 51% of Republicans.

“The poll contains some seemingly conflicting information on voter access. The bottom line seems to be that most Democrats and Republicans want to take the potential for election results to be questioned off the table. The problem, though, is they aren’t likely to agree on how to get there,” says Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

But the problem is that even if Democrats in general want to prevent fraud, Biden and his cronies do not.

Texas may become the next state to officially protect the vote from cheating. On Thursday, the state Senate passed a new bill that Senator Bryan Hughes (R) says will make it “easy to vote and hard to cheat” in the Lone Star State.

Joe Biden lost Texas by a narrow margin in the 2020 election as many pointed out suspicious activity in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and all around the country. Recently, Georgia took action and passed hundreds of pages of law intended to protect the vote. These include voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots to ensure the person sending one in is the actual voter, tighter controls on ballot harvesting and dropboxes, and more.

“This bill is about making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. We had a long debate. Scores of amendments were offered, and at the end of the day, the Texas Senate passed a strong election integrity bill that we can be proud of,” says the Texas state Senator. “It heads over to the House now for more work, and election integrity bills continue to move through the process.”

NBC News says the bill “banned overnight early voting hours and drive-thru early voting, while restricting how election officials handle mail voting.” The bill prohibits “proactively send[ing] applications to vote by mail to voters, even if they qualify” as well — a tactic used to confuse and manipulate voters.

“Overall, this bill is designed to address areas throughout the process where bad actors can take advantage, so Texans can feel confident that their elections are fair, honest and open,” Hughes says, assuring Americans that the bill will ensure “every Texan has a fair and equal opportunity to vote, regardless of where they live in the state.”

Democrats, naturally, hate the bill. “As I see this bill, it’s a pure case of suppression,” Texas State Senator Borris Miles says. “There are some things in here that are really offensive. This hurts to the core.” He didn’t elaborate.

It’s unclear what the bill will look like after changes are made, but one thing is for certain — Americans believe that the vote count and the election should be something we can trust.

Delta has learned a lesson about sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong. In an effort to gain political clout with the current presidential administration, the company’s CEO spoke out against recent laws passed in Georgia that are intended to protect the integrity of the vote. All of this happened despite the company requiring ID to board planes. Unfortunately in currying favor with leftists, the company made some enemies — like Georgians.

Nearly all Americans support voter ID laws — especially after the 2020 election, where many suspect cheating ran rampant and ultimately installed Joe Biden in the Oval Office — and even replaced some Senators in Georgia. The situation was so bad that the state passed new legislation requiring, among other things, valid ID when submitting mail-in ballots. Democrats call reasonable measures to make sure all votes are from eligible voters “racist” and “Jim Crow-style.” Apparently, the CEO of Delta agrees.

“Last week, the Georgia legislature passed a sweeping voting reform act that could make it harder for many Georgians, particularly those in our Black and Brown communities, to exercise their right to vote,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote in a statement. “After having time to now fully understand all that is in the bill, coupled with discussions with leaders and employees in the Black community, it’s evident that the bill includes provisions that will make it harder for many underrepresented voters, particularly Black voters, to exercise their constitutional right to elect their representatives. That is wrong.”

In response, Republicans in the state House voted to repeal a law that gave the company massive tax breaks on jet fuel. “They like our public policy when we’re doing things that benefit them, and they reap the rewards of those benefits and then turn around and do this,” House Speaker David Ralston said on Thursday. “As all of you know, I can’t resist a country boy line or two, you don’t feed a dog that bites your hand. You’ve got to keep that in mind.”

Unfortunately, the bill failed to pass the state Senate so Delta’s tax cut remains in place. But now the company knows that getting involved in politics can have a detrimental impact on its ability to do business. In other words, shut up and take your money, Delta — before we take your money from you.

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.