Republicans have long argued that Democrats oppose the concept of Voter ID because they inherently believe minority voters are too stupid to know how to get one if they need one and aren’t smart enough to know how to use it in the event they already a picture ID.
Rarely on the left is the quiet part said out loud about this matter. But that exact scenario played out on the Twitter machine Thursday night after Democrat super-lawyer Marc Elias, a lead architect of many efforts to deceptively manipulate existing laws to the left’s advantage, thought he’d use his election law “expertise” to explain how some of Georgia’s new voting law reforms would supposedly disenfranchise voters.
While keeping in mind that the thrust of the Democrats’ bogus arguments over the last few weeks about the law has been that it is reminiscent of racist voter suppression tactics used in the Jim Crow era, take a look at what Elias wrote about voters having to submit ID in order to vote by mail:
The new Georgia law will require voters to submit ID to vote by mail. If they use their driver’s license, they need to provide the #.
One of the two numbers below is correct. If they put the other, it will be rejected.
Are you sure you would pick the right one? pic.twitter.com/3yQZAgioLO
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) April 1, 2021
So, like they wouldn’t be able to figure out that the number beside where it says “DL NO.” is the one they are supposed to use? Please also note that the sample driver’s license he used was one that included a photo of a black woman. He got called out on the racism in rather spectacular fashion, including from RedState’s Jeff Charles:
Thank God for white progressives.
They are always looking out for us poor, dumb negroes who can’t figure out how to find out driver’s license number.
What would we do without them? https://t.co/6EhGzKLcnm
— Jeff Charles The Texas COVID Ghost (@JeffOnTheRight) April 2, 2021
The argument Democratic elites like Marc Elias are making against voter ID is that minority voters are apparently too stupid to read their own drivers licenses properly, which is required on several government forms.
Sounds pretty racist to me.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 1, 2021
Apparently Marc Elias thinks Black people are too stupid to know that “DL NO.” is where they can find their driver’s license number https://t.co/fIvIdGkfDM
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 1, 2021
Elias’ pathetically weak defense was that he “never mentioned race” and got the photo from the Georgia DMV site, and apparently that was supposed to justify him picking that particular one to use to make his argument that Georgia voters would end up having their voices suppressed:
I never mentioned race and the photo is from the Georgia DMV’s website. https://t.co/cAxHdcnPP9
But, of course, you knew that when you wrote what you did below. https://t.co/nfocLxeXlg
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) April 2, 2021
Bzzzt! Wrong answer. As I noted above, the entirety of Democrat arguments against the law is that it will hurt black voters, Hispanic voters, and AAPI voters disproportionately in part because of the voter ID requirement. So we’re now supposed to believe he was talking about white people being disenfranchised when he posted the tweet using the sample photo ID of a black woman? Stop insulting our intelligence, buddy.
My points stands. You truly believe people are too stupid to know.
By this logic, having to include your state ID number is part of this Jim Crow 2.0 campaign that’s painting this as akin to segregated neighborhoods, restaurants, and schools and banning interracial marriages. https://t.co/DDroNswzEs
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 2, 2021
Democrats believe that the act of writing down a driver’s license number is too difficult for absentee voters.
This is what they call “the new Jim Crow.”
Their incredible hyperbole and outright misrepresentation of Georgia’s new law reveal that their criticisms are not serious. https://t.co/3tjCZuknOz
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) April 2, 2021
We know what he did. And so does he, which is perhaps why he spent the next few tweets after being called out digging himself a bigger hole and trying to soothe his already massively overinflated ego.
Bless his heart. One day he’ll learn to take the L like a man, but apparently today is not that day.