Fox News political commentators Brit Hume and Mollie Hemingway both royally tore into the Democrats and the media on Twitter after Rasmussen Reports did a poll that shows 75% of voters support voter ID laws.
Rasmussen asked a pointed question: “Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote?”
The response was telling. The majority of 1,000 national likely voters queried said “yes.” The breakdown went like this: White 74%, Black 69%, and Other Non-White 82%. When all voter polling results were figured in, 75% said they were in favor of voter ID laws. That’s three out of four Americans.
In response to the poll, Brit Hume nailed it on Twitter: “You’d never guess this from reading the claptrap in the media about it. They take their cues from the Democrats.”
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Mollie Hemingway’s tweet stung even more: “Are Dem politicians more like the political arm of the media or are the media the propaganda arm of Democrats?”
Are Dem politicians more like the political arm of the media or are the media the propaganda arm of Democrats? https://t.co/1f9QFB2qfc
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 29, 2021
You’d never guess this from reading the claptrap in the media about it. They take their cues from the Democrats. https://t.co/yAIOXYjok8
— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 28, 2021
Both Hume and Hemingway join a chorus of conservatives who are fighting tooth and nail for voter ID and to defeat H.R.1, the ironically named “For the People Act 0f 2021.”
Regardless of the overwhelming support by American voters for voter ID laws, the Democrats are pushing ahead to do away with them. This would allegedly make it far easier for fraud to occur and for illegal immigrants and others who would not normally be allowed to vote to cast ballots in elections. Those individuals reportedly tend to support Democrats because their policies favor their situations.
Thirty-six states have now put some form of voter ID law into place. Those laws will be struck down if the Senate approves H.R.1. The bill has already passed in the House. Critics of the leftist legislation say it “would force states to allow anyone to vote who simply signs a form saying that they are who they claim they are.”
Democrats incessantly claim that voter ID laws discriminate against minority voters. But that premise is rejected by voters by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) did not hold back on the bill: “It is the single most dangerous piece of legislation before Congress. What I call H.R.1 is the ‘Corrupt Politicians Act.’ […] It’s the number one bill. It’s not about COVID, It’s not about vaccinations, it’s not about getting people back to work, it’s not about getting kids back to school. It is about ensuring that Democrats remain in power and control for the next 100 years.”
He is far from alone in ringing the alarm bells over H.R.1 and voter ID laws.
Author and conservative firebrand Candace Owens was asked by Fox host Tucker Carlson if she was able to obtain a voter ID, Owens snarked: “I’m so excited to announce to the world that I was actually able to secure government-issued ID because I am smarter than a fifth-grader. And this is such “the bigotry of low expectations.” The Democrats know that … they are saying something absolutely foolish, the idea that black Americans are wandering around like Neanderthals, going “How do we do it?'”
Owens went on to point out that you have to have an ID to do a myriad of everyday things. She called the move “insulting” to black Americans. And she noted the ridiculous standard that you have to have an ID to get a vaccine but for some reason not to vote. She claims it’s all about power.
Worth noting that the Biden administration is currently claiming that voter ID laws are racist because “not everybody can get ID”, but apparently requiring vaccination ID is not racist.
Democrats are just making things up as they go along.
All they want is power. https://t.co/MXlsDgr6be
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 30, 2021
Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) also said that President Biden’s comparison of voter ID requirements to Jim Crow laws is “pathetic.”
I still remember seeing my father fighting violent white supremacists because my mother dared use a "whites only" bathroom in the Jim Crow south. We were on different sides of Jim Crow laws Mr. Biden or you'd understand how pathetic it is to compare showing I-D to them. https://t.co/pISxDbQPQ2
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) March 27, 2021
The Rasmussen poll was conducted on March 14-15, 2021 with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percentage points and a 95% level of confidence in the results.
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