Last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of Kansas and Arizona in their suit to get the federal government on board with their voter-ID laws that require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other documentation to prove their citizenship. The federal voter registration form only requires that new voters sign a statement declaring that they are citizens, and the Federal Election Assistance Commission had been giving state officials nothing but grief in trying to change the federal form in their states to comply with their new laws. Progressives are pretty upset about the ruling, as well as some of the other voter-ID victories that have played out across the country recently, because — as they relentlessly insist — voter fraud isn’t actually a thing that exists in the real world. It’s obviously just a ploy completely pulled out of thin air by racist, poor-and-elderly-hating Republicans looking to disenfranchise minority and normally Democratic voters. In fact, as Joy Reid informed us today on MSNBC, you’re more likely to be abducted by aliens than find an in-person instance of voter fraud. They’ve done studies, you know. Watch it at Mediaite:
There have been a lot of studies on this, right? There’s a lot of studies that show that you’re literally more likely to be beamed up into a UFO or be struck by lightning than to find in-person voter fraud. Why is it your party seems fixated on trying to go after early voting, trying to go after, you know, forcing people to bring a birth certificate, all things that just happen to impact minorities and people who tend to vote for the Democratic party?
…I posted this video last week, but if you haven’t seen it yet and watch only one video today, make it this one.