You know what this proves right?
Readers of the Mental Recession clearly do not understand the depth of their own racism.
We asked –
Should voters be required to show a photo ID at the polls?
Yes – 91%
No – 6%
Not sure – 2%
That’s racist! – 0%
Voter fraud? Identification? Integrity of elections?
Assemblyman Steve Katz has introduced legislation requiring photo identification at the polls, an effort likely to be voted down by the Democrat-controlled Assembly.
Why would the Democrats vote down such a common-sense measure? First, it would all but prevent a recurring instance of voter fraud currently on display in upstate New York. But also, the Congressional Black Caucus admitted last week that proving your identity can only harm supporters of President Obama and the left.
In short form – doing things legally is a detriment to Democrats.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release on voter ID legislation (h/t Politics on the Hudson):
With a major voter fraud case currently unfolding in the state, Assemblyman Steve Katz, R-Yorktown, was joined today by Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell and board of elections commissioners from throughout the 99th Assembly District at a press conference on the steps of the Historical Putnam County Courthouse to announce new statewide legislation that targets the high incidences of voter fraud in our state.“This legislation is a simple, commonsense measure that will go a long way toward ensuring elections in New York State are more secure, and represent the actual residents of a community,” said Assemblyman Katz. “Government-issued photo identification is already required in every other facet of life; there is no reason why our democratic-process should be excluded from this basic safeguard.”A strong advocate for reforming the democratic process, Assemblyman Katz was prompted to author and introduce this original legislation after the highly-publicized case of widespread voter fraud in Troy, New York went to trial earlier this year. The opening arguments for the case began Monday after more than a year of investigations led to the indictments of a city council member, two county officials and a board of elections commissioner on more than 116 counts of alleged forgery or possession of forged ballots during the 2009 Working Families Party primary. Four others have already pleaded guilty in the case.The ongoing Troy case is not the only time the Working Families Party has been associated with voter fraud. Following the 2008 Presidential elections, the national media attention was focused on exposing the widespread cases of voter fraud contributed to ACORN, the community-action organization that works in close partnership with the Working Families Party throughout the country. In fact, the media attention led to a series of investigations on ACORN including in Washington State, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Nevada where the Las Vegas registrar of voters publicly commented that he believed as much as 48 percent of ACORN’s voter forms are “clearly fraudulent.”
More details on the bill can be found on the Assemblyman’s website.
It takes tunnel vision for a person to believe that voter ID laws are racist or an act of minority suppression.
It takes a candid admission – albeit, inadvertently – to believe that proving your identity can only harm supporters of President Obama.
In short form – doing things legally is a detriment to the left.
Via The Hill:
The Congressional Black Caucus on Monday night took to the House floor to charge that voter ID laws popping up around the country are aimed at dissuading minority voters from voting, and making it harder for President Obama to win re-election.
Replace the word ‘minority’ with ‘illegal’ and the statement becomes more factual. But isn’t it astounding, that they are essentially admitting that the elimination of illegal votes would make ‘it harder for President Obama to win re-election’?
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) added that supporters of these laws have made the “misrepresentation” that there was fraud in the 2008 election, “maybe because we elected the first African American president.”
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) also drew a connection to these laws and Obama’s election, and said he’s not sure if the laws are being advanced due to “the color of the President” or because Obama “received record-breaking participation by the very same people that they’re making it difficult to vote.”
Rangel however, being from New York, should have immediately countered Jackson Lee’s comments; for there is no “misrepresentation” of voter fraud rather, it is an accepted political tactic in Rangel’s home state.
Coincidentally, opening arguments have begun in an upstate New York ballot fraud case – a case that should demonstrate the urgent need for voter ID laws. In that case, Democrats openly admitted that “voter fraud is an accepted way of winning elections, and faking absentee ballots was commonplace” and “what appears as a huge conspiracy to nonpolitical persons is really a normal political tactic.”
That normal political tactic, possible only because of a lack of voter ID laws, has resulted in over 100 total charges for two Democrats, which include second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and second-degree criminal possession.
Voter fraud – a normal political tactic that explicitly benefits the re-election of President Obama and the left.
Your modern day Democrat party.