History v. The Narrative

Legal Insurrection has a post up about one of the ways the Democrats are trying to rewrite history before the ink has dried on the scribblings of their few remaining print outlets.

Fresh off of their efforts to rewrite their history of supporting the Defund the Police movement, Democrats have moved on to trying to revise another aspect of their history: Their opposition to voter ID.

The Legal Insurrection piece quotes House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) as saying, “We are always for voter ID,” and “I have never been opposed to voter ID.” Of course, it doesn’t take much google-fu to find videos of them and other Democrats opposing voter ID requirements with claims that it’s the most destructive assault on voting rights since Jim Crow.

At the rate they’re flip-flopping, it’ll soon going to be hard to remember whether we’ve always been at war with EastAsia or not.

The Democrats and a Boutique Liberal Issue

Democrat politicians and pundits have been all-in on the position that requiring photo ID for voting is racist. The support their position is overwhelming in certain zip codes, but the vast majority of voters support photo ID for voting—even most black and other minority Democrats support voter ID (roughly 3:1).

It appears that some Democrat pols are beginning to understand that opposition to voter ID isn’t playing well with independent voter or their own base outside of Twitter. Stacy Abrams, for example, wants us to believe that she’s never been against voter ID.

OTOH, the big money comes from those few zip codes, so it’s important to please those donors, but the votes … ah, there’s the rub. While the 2020 election may have been a pilot run for the use of technology to manage electoral outcomes, it clear that the Democrats’ system still has some bugs, and appeal to actual voters may still be necessary for some time to come.

We Don’t Need No ID!

Election Judge: If you’re a voter, where’s your ID?
“Voter”: ID? We ain’t got no ID. We don’t need no ID! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ ID!

I wonder; how many times did “Eric Holder” vote in the DC primary last week? Watch the video at the link. And, yes, that’s a young, white guy being offered the ballot of a well-known, middle-aged, black public official.

UPDATE–Related video here and here.

UPDATE 2–John Fund at NRO uses the Fake Eric Holder video as a springboard for an analysis of the voter ID question. In discussing alleged suppression of minority voting, he notes this:

Scandals such as that one helped convince 62 percent of Mississippi’s voters to approve a photo-ID law last November. The measure passed in a clear majority of counties that are majority-black. As with other ID laws, a free state-issued photo ID is available to anyone who says they can’t afford one.

… passed in a clear majority of counties that are majority-black. Hmmmm.

Read the whole thing.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

The UN Human Rights Council, which includes such human rights paragons as Cuba and Saudi Arabia, will be investigating voter ID laws in the United States.

The Saudis, by the way, don’t let women vote or drive or do much of anything in public life.

Of course, the UNHRC could write a glowing report suggesting that U. S. elections, while not perfect, are a reasonable model for other nations to follow. If you believe that …

UPDATE–Mark Steyn notes that one of the members of the UNHRC is Burkina Faso, a country that requires its citizens to carry government-issued ID at all times. He adds,

Oh, and let’s not forget Djibouti, whose current president, the nephew of the previous president, won an impressive 100 per cent of the vote in his 2005 re-election campaign.