On the latest edition of CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, House Majority Whip, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) tries and fails to make the case for the Democrats’ dishonest definition of what Americans should have to show to prove they can legally take part in our nation’s electoral process.
Host Dana Bash begins by mentioning Sen. Joe Manchin‘s (D-WV) “plan that requires an ID or a utility bill,” adding that “[s]ome Democrats like Stacey Abrams say they could get on board with that.”
Clyburn is ready to knock down the completely set-up question of whether he would, too:
“Dana, when I first registered to vote as a 21-year-old — back then, 18-year-olds could not vote — I got a voter registration card. And I always present that voter registration card when I go to vote. And that is voter I.D.”
Except it’s not.
As the set up to the question shows, he’s not the first member of his party to push this ‘nuanced’ definition of voter ID — it’s also part of both activist and Georgia election loser Stacey Abrams’ and Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock’s flip-flop on the issue, which my colleague Sister Toldjah wrote about recently. She also mentioned that their two-pronged strategy includes the lie that Democrats were never against voter ID.
Here’s Clyburn with that:
“We are always for voter I.D. We are never for disproportionate voter I.D.”
But then, he spouts some nonsense about hunting licenses and student ‘activity cards’:
“When you tell me that you got to have a photo I.D., and a photo for a student for an activity card is not good, but, for a hunting license, it is good, that’s where the rub is.
I don’t know of a single person who is against I.D.ing themselves when they go to vote. But we don’t want you to tell me my I.D. is no good because I don’t own a gun and I don’t go hunting.”
Watch for yourself and see if you can connect the dots any better than I did.
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