Democrats are scrambling to rewrite their anti-voter identification stance as states across the country implement new voter integrity measures that are popular with the American public.
After previously stating a new voter identification law in Georgia was "Jim Crow 2.0," failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is changing her tune and Republican Congressman Burgess Owens is holding her accountable for it.
We're supposed to believe that Democrats NEVER opposed Voter ID? Never called it Jim Crow 2.0? This is true "misinformation" that the Left seems so concerned about. pic.twitter.com/n8fveQi0lR— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) July 22, 2021
Democrat Congressman Jim Clyburn has attempted to do the same, but he isn't getting away with it.
And Democrats like Jim Clyburn have been lying about voter ID for years by comparing it to Jim Crow and saying it's voter suppression.— South Carolina Republican Party (@SCGOP) July 21, 2021
But around 80% of Americans support proving you are who you say you are in order to vote.
Democrats are on the losing side of this argument. https://t.co/ReCBJfO8YG
Even the Washington Post is giving the Congressman four pinnochios for the claim.
Clyburn is trying to have his cake and eat it, too. He routinely decries “voter ID” laws, but at the same time he insisted on Fox News that he has never opposed such laws — and that every Democrat has supported them. In reality, he appears to be against many types of voter ID laws — ones that require photos, or a fee for a photo or which favor one voting group over another.
In other words, he’s playing word games. He supposedly is for voter identification but against most of the voter ID laws being adopted by states. Perhaps his contradictory response may be related to the broad support photo ID requirements have in public polling. He appears to want people to think he agrees with the majority even when he is fighting against such laws.