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Apr 1, 2021

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Democrats in Wonderland: Left Deems Free Photo IDs “Racist”

Down the rabbit hole: DemocracyNC calls bill that creates free mobile ID unit “Jim Crow-era voter suppression”

Raleigh, N.C. — Left-wing organization DemocracyNC has taken to calling a bill that creates a mobile ID unit that creates free photo IDs at people’s homes “Jim Crow-era voter suppression.” The group’s website describes the “racist” free IDs like this: “[The bill] allocate[s] $5 million of taxpayer dollars to enforce a racist voter ID law that is currently being litigated in court.”

Photo identification is a pre-requisite to basic functioning in society. It’s necessary to drive to work. It’s usually necessary to even have a job. It’s necessary to utilize any number of public or private services.

It would seem that helping people obtain free photo IDs through a mobile ID service would be beneficial to all, and it would probably have been a progressive ideal just a few short years ago.

But, as Alice said in Wonderland, “it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

To achieve their identity politics goals of marshalling people against Republicans based on the color of their skin, left-wing groups like DemocracyNC now advocate against providing people with free photo identification cards by calling such policies “Jim Crow-era voter suppression.”

Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), who co-chairs the Senate Elections Committee, said, “It’s mad to call a free photo ID service racist. That left-wing groups are doing so right this minute shows just how far down the rabbit hole they’ve gone. They’re willing to kill policies that would benefit the very people they purport to represent all in the name of identity politics.”

A majority of North Carolina voters opted to amend their state Constitution to require photo voter ID in 2018.