As you're already aware, President Obama's hard-left Labor Secretary was elected DNC Chairman over the weekend, narrowly beating out an even harder-left candidate backed by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The final ballots ended up being tallied by hand after the DNC's wifi failed (cue Russia jokes here), leading to this pronouncement from acting Chairwoman Donna Brazile, who stressed the importance of safeguarding the legitimacy of the vote count. Via the Free Beacon, this sounds an awful lot like Democrats' capacious and demagogic definition of "voter suppression" to me:
"Pursuant to the rules of procedure, the chair has the discretion as to the voting mechanism. It is my determination, based on the system that we tested this morning, that I would like to use paper ballots. And I'll tell you why. We have to make sure that we can not just count the ballots but verify every name and signature...And I want to make sure that at the conclusion of all of our votes, that you, the members of this party, will be able to review those ballots."
Verifying names and signatures? Sounds like they're trying to "disenfranchise" potential voters, or whatever. One wonders if the Democrats required photo identification to enter this meeting (as they have for other party gatherings in the past), or if they permitted just anyone to wander in. The Left has a storied history of hypocrisy and confusing logic in regards to the allegedly burdensome requirement to produce photo identification in various forums, including at polling stations. It's always worth repeating that a lopsided, bipartisan, cross-racial majority of Americans favor voter ID laws, which have been upheld as constitutional by the US Supreme Court. Though certain broad claims of widespread vote fraud are irresponsible and baseless, illegal voting is absolutely a real phenomenon, and most people agree that modest measures to protect the integrity of the electoral process are appropriate. In case you missed it, I'll leave you with the Trump administration's abandoning of its predecessor's legal fight to combat Texas' common-sense law:
Under new AG Jeff Sessions, the DOJ will no longer argue that a Texas voter ID law was intentionally discriminatory: https://t.co/xAN9QrnBpZ— Jordan Rudner (@jrud) February 27, 2017