Voter ID foe John Fetterman claims that voter fraud is nonexistent, offering nothing to substantiate the claim.
On Friday, Fetterman, the Democrat lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, spoke to Texas House Democrats at a virtual voting rights conference in which he condemned Republican voter reform laws.
Democrats traditionally consider producing a government-issued photo identification at the polling place almost worse than waterboarding. Joe Biden and other Democrats are hyperbolically describing it as the return of Jim Crow.
Perhaps in response to polling data that suggests Americans overwhelmingly supports voter ID, some Democrats like U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, the House Majority Whip, have apparently flip-flopped on the requirement, which he previously categorized, like his colleagues did, as voter suppression,
As a candidate for U.S. Senate, Fetterman may perhaps have a personal stake in keeping lax voting laws the way they are.
“Universal ID and some of these other measures are a solution for a nonexistent problem…of voter fraud. And it’s simply voter suppression because they don’t want people voting that they believe aren’t going to ultimately elect them,” Fetterman claimed.
He also reportedly claimed that the changes proposed by Republicans are “insidious and unnecessary,” CBS affiliate KDKA Pittsburgh reported.
“It is rare, it is always caught and it is never materially important to the outcome,” he separately told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Texas liberals have become media darlings after fleeing the state to head to Washington, D.C., in a private jet to prevent the GOP legislature from passing an election reform measure. The bill has passed the Texas senate, but an absence of a quorum has stalled it in the lower chamber.
Without obtaining approval of the state legislature, Pennsylvania officials made major changes to voting laws in the run-up to Election 2020, including authorizing universal mail-in ballots, that were approved by the state’s Democrat-dominated supreme court. The U.S. Supreme Court was unwilling to take up the challenge on the merits.
Fetterman’s boss, lockdown-loving Gov. Tom Wolfe, recently vetoed a GOP-backed election reform package, the Post-Gazette added.
Mr. Wolf had cited the expansion of voter ID, restrictions on ballot drop boxes and signature matches for mail-in ballots as reasons for his veto. But last week, he told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he’d be “fine” with “a reasonable voter ID solution,” leading Republicans to reintroduce their bill and call for the start of new negotiations. The governor later told The Associated Press that his position hadn’t changed, and that he hasn’t seen any way of expanding the state’s voter ID law that he doesn’t view as being more restrictive or suppressing the vote.
The list below details many circumstances in daily life were Democrats approve of requiring an ID identification… and the one incident where most don’t:
To add to the above list, anyone attending the Democrats’ presidential nominating convention (when that event is held in person) were required to show a photo ID to get in to the venue.
The stunt by Texas Democrats is reminiscent of how Wisconsin Democrat lawmakers in 2011 abandoned their legislative work stations to block passage of collective bargaining reform. The bill eventually passed, however.
Parenthetically, six lawmakers in the Texas delegation, all of whom were apparently fully vaccinated, reportedly have tested positive for COVID-19 while in D.C.
Political analyst Michael Barone has called out Biden for grandstanding about Joe Crow (i.e., a 21st century version of racial segregation law implemented by southern Democrats) and for accusing President Donald Trump of promulgating a “big lie” about a stolen election.
Biden is old enough to remember what real Jim Crow voter suppression was like…Requiring voters to present photo ID is nothing like this: Large majorities think it’s reasonable…If you want people to condemn a big lie, don’t tell one yourself…Democrats who want to restore respect for the electoral process need to stop calling harmless changes in election laws “voter suppression” and a return to Jim Crow. They and their media protectors need to apologize for their years-long campaign to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency by advancing a baseless hoax [about Russia collusion].
Back in 2016, filmmaker Ami Horowitz famously asked residents in Harlem, New York City, if they had any difficulties obtaining a photo ID, after first checking in with paternalistic liberals in Berkeley, California.
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