Well, this is awkward. Not for me, for Democrats. Here is yet another example to support the idea that within the definition of hypocrites should be a picture of the Democrat donkey.
How many times have we heard Democrats, who work incessantly to divide people along whatever lines they can while making as many people as possible believe they are victims, complain that requiring someone to present identification to vote is “racist.” They have argued over and over again that the requirement to show an ID to vote is “voter suppression.” They do so in order to continue to convince black people that Republicans are the boogeyman who want to strip away their “right to vote.”
Never mind that you need the same ID in order to open a P.O. Box, buy Sudafed, board a airplane, register for school, buy alcohol and cigarettes, apply for welfare, Medicaid, and Medicare, open a bank account, pick up a prescription, among a slew of other things. No, none of that is racist. It is only “racist” to want to keep elections clean by having people prove their identity to show that they are legally allowed to vote and who are who they say they are.
There are, however, times when Democrats support voter ID….want voter ID….demand voter ID. When are those times, you ask? When it benefits them.
Case in point.
Over the weekend, Democrats in California voted to elect a new chair. Kimberly Ellis, a “Berniecrat,” lost to longtime Democrat operative Eric Bauman by a narrow margin of 62 votes. The “Berniecrats” were outraged and raised a humongous ruckus to express their displeasure with what they believed was a rigged election.
The stink they have raised has led to what has been described as an unprecedented examination of the results, including a recount. In addition to accusations of ballot stuffing, there is also the complaint that votes were cast without an ID being presented.
— Rick Tyler (@rickwtyler) May 23, 2017
The unprecedented effort to examine the documentation of the disputed state party’s election results was announced by outgoing California Democratic Party chair John Burton at the close of a raucous state Democratic convention this weekend.
Ellis, the former director of Emerge America, a women’s political organization, lost the election by a narrow margin of 62 votes out of 3,000 cast. Her loss immediately set off protests from hundreds of her backers, many of whom charged that there were irregularities that included allowing voters to cast proxy ballots without proper ID.
Republicans in California wasted no time calling the Democrats out for their glaring hypocrisy.
Republicans have already seized on the protests. State party chairman Jim Brulte said the issue underscores “the complete hypocrisy of the Democrats when it comes to election integrity.”
“Democrats think voter identification laws are important for their party elections, but don’t think they are good enough for the California voters,” Brulte said in a statement. “It should be clear to the people of California that the Democrats are willing to put the elections of our state officials at risk while protecting their own Party elections.”
This was perhaps one of the best comebacks on Twitter.
If only there were some sort of policy out there that could have avoided this situation. https://t.co/t8nkVcAS9D
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) May 23, 2017