Democrats will go to any lengths necessary to keep the Trump administration and Republicans from looking too closely into the issue of voter fraud. For years, the left has made the spurious claim that any attempt to shore up the security of our elections is just racism in disguise. While that may sound, to any sane observer, like a stretch, Democrats have managed to make a weak connection between voter ID laws and minority suppression. The claim is that black and Hispanic voters are less likely to have drivers’ licenses and thus more likely to be turned away at the polling station. It probably does not need to be noted that blacks and Hispanics happen to vote overwhelmingly Democrat.
Although he won the election, President Trump continues to believe that we have a problem with widespread voter fraud in America. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, but he has appointed a special commission to investigate the matter from top to bottom. From that commission, we will finally get the facts. Did three million people vote illegally in the 2016 election? Did a million? Did anyone? These are questions the American people deserve to have answered, and it’s extremely telling to see how vigorously one party is opposed to the inquiry. What, you may wonder, are they so afraid of?
In an essay on Medium this week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate Minority Leader, said his party would do everything possible to force the president to disband his commission.
“Under the guise of voter fraud, which experts agree is practically non-existent, conservative forces in the administration, cheered on by white-supremacy-stoking publications like Breitbart News, are reviving the old playbook of disenfranchising minority voters,” Schumer wrote. “Unfortunately, hardly anything would make the torch-bearing men who just marched on Charlottesville any happier than for this effort to succeed.”
That’s disgusting. Just absolutely disgusting. Schumer is recklessly making the claim that an investigation into voter fraud is serving the interests of neo-Nazis, Klan members, and other various white supremacists. This would be a nasty tactic if we heard it from the likes of Black Lives Matter or La Raza; it is unacceptable coming from the top elected Democrat in Washington.
The truth is that the majority of Americans – including a majority of African-Americans – support Voter ID laws and other efforts to clean up and secure our elections. Schumer should be ashamed of himself for trying to turn this into a racial issue, but we can’t say we’re surprised.