We know she’s got a lot of rust after not having held political office since 2008, but can someone on Team Grandma clue her in that voter ID laws are massively popular?
Hillary Clinton stands ready to take up the fight for voting rights as she takes the stage in Texas on Thursday.
The issue — far from the spotlight when she last ran in 2008 — has taken on far greater importance in the wake of GOP-passed laws in recent years they say are aimed at reducing voter fraud, but Democrats say depress voter turnout. Democrats argue stringent voting laws — limit early voting opportunities or require ID to register to vote — most affect the poor, who may not have a valid ID, and those who can’t take off work to head to the polls.
What’s more, the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that a key aspect of President Lyndon Johnson’s Voting Rights Act of 1965 was no longer constitutional.
It’s. The. Law.
Why do Democrats hate the law so much?
The changes have drawn Democrats — including lawyers close to Clinton and the Democratic National Committee — into a voting rights fight that some African-Americans, like South Carolina Democrat Bakari Sellers, are calling “the greatest challenge of our generation.”
Clinton will push for “swift action” on the issue and knock Republicans for supporting voting laws that she says keep people away from the ballot box.
We urge them to continue this assault on the law, it should work wonders.
Despite Democratic charges that conservative states and politicians are engaging in discrimination by demanding that voters show identification, more than three-quarters of likely voters believe photo ID laws are needed.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll out Wednesday found support for photo ID laws at 76 percent, nearly exactly the 78 percent support registered in 2006 when the latest movement to scrap the laws kicked off.
President Obama and several top Democrats have accused Republicans of attempting to keep minorities from the polls with the photo requirement, but even their own party faithful don’t agree.
Rasmussen found that 58 percent of Democrats believe a photo ID must be shown before voting.
— 92 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party support photo ID rules.
We guess 58 percent of Democrat are racist. Granted, the media will largely ignore these facts, but you can be sure they’ll give Mrs. Clinton gushing coverage while glossing over the poll results, or dismissing them entirely. Meanwhile, after Clinton screeches at her speech today, there WILL BE NO QUESTIONS!