In a tweet on Tuesday, President Trump warned Congress that he wouldn’t consider any election security bill that did not put the issue of voter identification at the forefront.
“No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement,” he wrote. “Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!”
Election security is suddenly a hot topic among Democrats, who have found yet another way to turn their hysteria over Russia into a political grenade. They’ve repeatedly accused “Moscow” Mitch McConnell of siding with the Russians, simply because the Senate Majority Leader refuses to bring bills that were passed solely by House Democrats to the floor of the upper chamber. Those bills, as McConnell has attested, have more to do with improving the electoral outlook of Democrats in 2020 than they do with fighting off Russian interference.
Of course, Trump’s tweet really gets to the heart of the Democratic Party’s hypocrisy. For years, the party has ignored all evidence to insist that there is no such thing as voter fraud – that anyone claiming that people were illegally voting is just a racist looking to keep the brown man down. So it is highly amusing to see this party (which also once believed that Russia was of no particular concern to the U.S.) suddenly so damn interested in protecting the integrity of our elections. Could it be they’re simply setting the stage to call “FRAUD” when they lose next November?
Nancy Pelosi and her cronies could prove otherwise by taking up Trump’s call to make Voter ID a top priority in their next legislative package. But it’s unlikely that they will do so, considering the fact that their big election security bill – H.R. 1 – is essentially a torpedo meant to destroy any chance we will ever have of actually limiting voter fraud in this country.
The, cough cough, For the People Act was a bill written for the express purpose of guaranteeing the Democrats a win in 2020. Among its brilliant ideas: Strip states of nearly all of their authority over national elections, instead placing it in the hands of partisans in Washington. It guts tools currently being used to detect voter fraud, it overturns voter ID requirements at the state level, it imposes limits on free speech, and it ensures, by way of pushing the FEC to an odd number of members, that our election system will always be governed in the most partisan manner possible.
This bill wasn’t written “for the people,” it was written to give Democrats a way to cheat the system, regain power, and maintain that power forever.
If Democrats want to work with Republicans to limit foreign interference in our elections, there are a host of Republicans ready to compromise. But if they want to use the words “election security” as a disguise for “Democrat fraud,” they will be met with fierce resistance from both McConnell and Trump.