Democrat media mocked the suggestion that people would have to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination to engage in trade and travel just a few days ago. Today, however, the same mainstream ones applaud President Biden for focusing on “vaccination passports” to achieve the same goal.
Georgia Republicans added a voter ID rule to make the state’s elections safer, prompting Democrats to scream racism. However, the vast majority of those polled—including black and minority voters—favor the proposed law.
Democratic progressives have accused the bill of being a voter intimidation move motivated by white supremacy, typical of their Pavlovian approach to all Republican-sponsored legislation.
Rep. Park Cannon (D-Ga.) was so invested in the narrative that she tried to prevent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp from signing the bill into law and was arrested for interfering with the process.
Cannon ties the bill to white nationalism in a lengthy Tweet, incorporating an entirely different yet equally mischaracterized crime.
“The closed-door signing of #SB202 and the senseless murder of #AAPI Georgians are both products of a white supremacist system. Different tactics, same goal: fear and control.” She compared the bill to an Atlanta school shooting that progressives believed was politically motivated despite the suspect’s own admission to the contrary.
And make no mistake, when I say hate, I mean white supremacy. The closed-door signing of #SB202 and the senseless murder of #AAPI Georgians are both products of a white supremacist system. Different tactics, same goal: fear and control.
— Representative Park Cannon (@Cannonfor58) March 26, 2021
During his first solo news conference on Thursday, President Joe Biden weighed in, calling those measures “sick” and the “most pernicious thing.”
“This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” said Biden in response to reporters’ concerns about new election-security legislation. He added, “This is gigantic what they’re trying to do, and it can’t be sustained.”
Even though all of these pundits, lawmakers, and media outlets argued that the bill would oppress voters, the majority of voters endorse voter ID laws.
“Majorities of whites (74%), blacks (69%), and other minorities (82%) say voters should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to vote,” according to Rassmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,000 potential voters around the United States.
"Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote?"
1000 National Likely Voters – Yes
White – 74%
Black – 69%
Oth Non-White – 82%
All Voters – 75%
75% Support Voter ID Laws https://t.co/NnqM90fgGi
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) March 28, 2021
The most surprising finding is that their accusations of voter fraud and racism are too widely accepted. The presumption that non-white people are incapable of compliance with clear voter ID standards is shocking and demeaning.
It has little to do with skin color but ensuring that the individual casting a legal vote ensures the election’s integrity.
In reality, people of all colors show ID every day to board domestic planes, see doctors, buy alcohol, take out loans, enter nightclubs, and perform a plethora of other mundane activities that the vast majority of Americans carry out without difficulty or complaint.
In the end, this isn’t about bigotry or white nationalism as the left claims it to be, but about a Democratic party concerned that upcoming votes will not be corrupted as easily.