The United States Needs Voter ID
Although many Americans demand voter ID to ensure election integrity, the left has somehow made doing so controversial. The Biden administration and Democrats continue to blast voter ID as “Jim Crow 2.0.” That requiring ID is oppressive and disadvantaged minorities, specifically black people. As a result, people are trying to prevent citizen initiatives and legislation to establish voter ID laws. However, most of the arguments against voter ID defy basic logic. Here is why.
Concerns over election integrity have existed long before the 2020 election. In 2005, American University’s Commission on Federal Election Reform stated that “the electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or confirm voters' identity.”
Evidence shows the need for these safeguards has been around for some time. One of the most prominent pieces of evidence is the footage from the filmmaker James O’Keefe and Project Veritas. In 2012, O’Keefe used a hidden camera to record himself being offered a voting ballot designated for someone else. From the last election with all the liberties taken over the Covid 19 pandemic, the need for election reform is needed more than ever. Yet, people say that requiring photo IDs sets the bar too high. They contend that It will be difficult for people to get IDs.
Really? that argument doesn’t hold water and the evidence is clear. Having identification is required to legitimize so many things in the United States.
We Have IDs for Everything Else
Voting is the most important and sacred right for American citizens. The ability to choose our representatives and let the citizens’ voices be heard. It makes sense for United States citizens to have ID to prove they have the right to vote. After all, the United States requires the use of IDs. Here are just a few of the things that require identification:
- Opening a Bank Account
- Apply for Food Stamps
- Apply for Welfare
- Apply for Medicare and Social Security
- Apply for Unemployment or a Job
- Rent or Buy a House
- Apply for a Mortgage
- Drive, Buy or Rent a Car
- Get on an Airplane
- To Get Married
- Purchase a Gun
- Adopt a Pet
- Rent a Hotel Room
- Applying for a Hunting and Fishing License
- Buy a Cell Phone
- Go to A Casino
- Get a Perscription
- Purchase Mature Content
These are just SOME things that require an ID. There are plenty of other things that require identification. All of these things are fundamental things that Americans need. So, why is it a problem to have an ID for voting?
Voter IDs are Not “Jim Crow 2.0”
The argument that voter IDs are discriminatory against ethnic and racial minorities is ridiculous. The point of the voter ID is to prove that the owner meets the qualification to vote. Those requirements are:
- Being a United States Citizen
- Being 18 or Older
- Meet Residency Requirements (You can be homeless and still meet these standards)
- Register in Your State Voter Registration Before Deadline
In what ways does this discriminate against ethnic and racial minorities? Every American citizen has a social security number to prove they are a citizen. You can prove residency even if you are HOMELESS. Also, it seems pretty racist to assume that Americans who are minorities cannot get IDs. Americans come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
The United States Needs Voter IDs
The Biden administration and Democrats are losing their minds over voter ID laws. Although Democrats continue to gaslight people about voter identifications, the nation needs voter ID laws. The United States needs voter identification to show that elections are secure. There are a number of issues related to our current voting system. Quite a few of these issues are up for serious debate. Requiring a voter ID to vote shouldn’t be one of them.