The Democratic party, and the far left in general, like to paint themselves as the party of tolerance and enlightenment.
Obviously, we all know that’s not the case.
But every once in a while, the Democratic Party reminds us of just how hypocritical they truly are. The best part is, they don’t even realize they’re doing it.
Case in point, just look at the hysteria surrounding Georgia’s “exact match” law.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the “exact match” law simply states that to be acceptable, a voter’s registration application must exactly match a driver’s license, state ID card or Social Security records.
That hardly seems controversial. After all, voting is such an important American right which helps shape our country, it’d make sense to make sure that all information is accurate and legitimate.
Democrats and the left don’t see it that way. They essentially find that law racist, apparently.
“Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has been a driving force behind multiple voter suppression efforts throughout the years in Georgia,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said in a statement through Common Dreams.
It didn’t take long for Clarke to throw in a veiled accusation of racism.
“If there is one person in Georgia who knows that the ‘Exact Match’ scheme has a discriminatory impact on minority voters, it’s Brian Kemp because we successfully sued him over a mirror policy in 2016,” Clarke said.
Kemp, who is running for Georgia governor in the upcoming midterms in November, has frequently heard similar complaints from his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams.
Abrams recently called Kemp “a remarkable architect of voter suppression” according to the The Associated Press.
Apparently, it’s now racist to try and safeguard our democracy from voter fraud.
Clarke and Abrams seem to be glossing over the little fact that voters who have been flagged by the “exact match” law can still vote, as the Journal-Constitution notes. Oftentimes, the hold-ups when it comes to “exact match” issues stems from something simple like a missing hyphen, discrepancies between married and maiden names or even clerical government errors.
Even while those issues are pending, flagged voters can vote. Assuming a voter is not actively trying to commit voter fraud, the “exact match” law is a minor inconvenience at worst.
Not only are Democrats being intentionally misleading about the severity of the impact of “exact match,” think about the message they’re sending.
Derek Hunter, an author and contributor to The Daily Caller, summed it up best.
Georgia Democrats are complaining that the state's "exact match" law, meaning people have to write their own name accurately on registration forms, is racist. In other words, liberals don't think minorities can write their own names. That's pretty racist. #GAGov
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 14, 2018
“Georgia Democrats are complaining that the state’s ‘exact match’ law, meaning people have to write their own name accurately on registration forms, is racist,” Hunter wrote on Twitter. “In other words, liberals don’t think minorities can write their own names. That’s pretty racist.”
That scathing take couldn’t be more true. Democrats are no strangers to racial double-standards, but these particular claims of racism go beyond that.
At best, it shows a distinct misunderstanding of law, which is a damning sign for a political party.
At worst, it shows a distinct willingness to lie and manipulate racial minorities no matter the cost, which should be even more damning.
Based on the Democrats’ track record, I’m inclined to believe the latter.
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