The editors of USA TODAY must be jealous that the New York Times and Washington Post are getting all the credit for being liberal thought leaders in the Trump era, so lately they’ve been stepping up their game.
On Sunday, 54 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the paper’s editorial board published a piece arguing that voting officials “ought to be scrambling for ways to prevent a repeat of Russian interference” — though we’d prefer the paper’s reporters actually state explicitly how Russia interfered and on whose orders, so we’ll recognize it if it does happen (again).
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 28, 2017
The “upshot,” you see, is that the GOP continues to have voting rights under “a double-barreled assault” that includes voter ID laws that demand
“specific forms of identification that few have.” Never mind that USA TODAY doesn’t mention what these rare forms or ID are, nor does it mention concessions by states to make sure they’re made available for free or at a nominal cost and with minimum effort.
Umm requiring a state ID in order to vote is not an "assault" on voting rights, however much you want it to be. https://t.co/MNKJUxoQ0B
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) August 28, 2017
no more than it is an assault on my gainful employment to cash my paycheck using gov't issued photo ID.
— tom mcgraw 🎸 (@T_2_da_O_2_da_M) August 28, 2017
Exactly. If so, requiring an ID to buy a weapon can gave same standard.
— Brian (@LetBeRealOk) August 28, 2017
"I wanna vote"
"okay we need some ID first to make sure you are who you say you are"
"STOP ASSAULTING ME" https://t.co/pQxuDDrXxQ
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) August 28, 2017
There is nothing wrong with requiring an ID to vote. It's not hard at all for any citizen to get an ID.
— Kurdish Struggle (@kurdishstruggle) August 28, 2017
According to some liberal judges who’ve ruled on voter ID laws, there’s really nothing more difficult than to get a voter ID if you’re poor, a minority, and likely to vote Democrat.
"It disenfranchises women and PoC"
"Because they have a harder time getting ID's"
— Shane's Hat (@oklumberman) August 28, 2017
they want open borders at the ballot…
— Paul Brecht (@musicpaulphoto) August 28, 2017
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Texas loses: Justice Don Willett weighs in after appeals court finds voter ID law racist https://t.co/sylbxf1Kfk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 21, 2016