Guest post by Elizabeth Vaughn at The American Crisis
Every politician, journalist and CEO who makes the claim that it’s racist for a state to require an ID from mail-in voters must answer the following question: HOW is it racist?
Affordability is not an option because most, if not all, states provide free photo IDs for any resident who requires one. So, what is the reason?
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Do they believe that blacks and other minorities aren’t smart enough to figure out how to obtain an ID?
The position that requiring an ID in order to cast an absentee ballot is too onerous or too complicated for blacks and other minority groups to navigate is itself racist.
Am I wrong? Then please explain why I’m wrong.
The second, and far more likely reason, is that an ID requirement makes it more difficult to commit voter fraud. Each eligible voter receives one vote. Ineligible voters receive zero votes.
The provision of a state issued number on a ballot limits that voter to one