The liberal Chris Matthews, on his show “Hardball”, came right out and accused the Republican Party of “killing the black vote” by having voter ID laws in place, or, as he says it, making “sure that the sons and daughters of slaves have the hardest possible time getting into the voting booth.”
Voter ID laws are not restrictive to race. If anyone does not have identification, they cannot vote. This includes Whites, Asians, Latinos, Blacks, reds, oranges, purples, and greens.
But the left doesn’t see it that way.
“This is rotten stuff, isn’t it?” Matthews says. “The Republican effort to kill the black vote in state after state… We can all see what they’re doing. Believing they can’t convert the African-American vote, they’ve decided to slaughter it.”
“Early voting–shrink it down to nothing, or kill it altogether. Sunday voting–that souls to the polls thing–slam the door on it. Same-day registration–you got to be kidding. That’s like putting down welcome mats for African-American voters.”
How is having identification racist? Which brings up why identification is important. With the millions of illegals in the country (and more coming), how big of an impact would they have on an election if they were (or already are) voting without ID?
“Look, this is murder in broad daylight. One Republican after another is telling us just exactly what they’re up to,” Matthews continued. “It’s not about reform or making elections more honest. The one thing they’re actually honest about, if you catch them at it, is motive. This whole thing is aimed at killing the African-American vote.”
Having identification goes beyond just voting. Without ID, or being able to prove you are who you say you are, you can’t board a plane, get a job, or even buy certain things.
The DMV says that getting an ID requires just a few things that anyone should be able to get. Namely, proof of citizenship, social security card, proof of residency in a state, and money for the ID. All things any race can easily get if they are a legal citizen of this country.
Restricting people appointing representatives of the American people is not a racist issue; it’s legal issue.
Besides, the Obama Administration doesn’t like having to prove they are what they say they are. How many times have they failed to do what they said they would?
H/T Daily Caller
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