After Trump’s ludicrous claim that millions of undocumented Americans voted for Hillary in the recent presidential election, many republicans are now calling for stricter voter ID laws requiring people to present proof of citizenship at the voting booths, even if they are already registered to vote. And while this sounds like a reasonable idea in theory, the reality is that voter ID’s are both impractical and immoral.
Study after study has shown that womyn and minorities are far less likely to have voter ID’s than white males, making the calls for new voter ID laws from white male republicans rather suspect. In addition, due to poverty and lack of opportunity, victim groups are less able to obtain voter ID’s. Conservatives argue that voter ID’s are available for free, but the reality is the system is rigged against womyn and people of color, and gathering together the necessary documents to obtain a proof of citizenship is in many cases an impossible task for these people.
Voter ID laws reek of sexism and racism, and are most likely grounded in bigotry rather than a genuine concern for the rule of law. There are multiple stories of people battling to get a passport or driving license, and being rejected time and time again. In many cases these people are disabled and lack the know-how or resources to go through the approval process, raising the question of whether voter ID laws are also ableist.
It is also at the height of bigotry to suggest that undocumented Americans who have been living and working in the United States for years, should be denied the right to vote for the democrats. In an interview shortly before the 2016 presidential vote, Obama stated that if you vote, you are by definition a citizen, regardless of whether you are documented.
Voter ID laws are grounded in nothing but hate and ignorance, and conservatives who suggest them should be shamed for the bigots that they are. Everyone living in America is an American, whether or not they are documented, and they should all be able to vote. Everyone except for white males consistently votes for democrats, socialism and communism wherever they are in the world, which is why white males fear them. America’s flyover states need to accept that America is no longer the place it was 50 years ago. This is a new time, and the new America is socialist, like the rest of the world. Haters need to get with the times or get out of the way, because the tide of progressivism is rising, and cannot be stopped.