often it’s not what the liberal socialists say, it’s what they don’t say that’s important. They often try to shame conservatives by pointing to how things are done in Europe, so why don’t we do that?
There are 47 countries on the continent of Europe. Guess how many of those countries have voter ID laws. Give up? Forty six have voter ID laws. Are they all racists too?
Furthermore 74% of the countries in Europe have a complete ban on absentee voting because it makes it too easy to cheat.
So, why is it that Europe can see the danger but American liberals can’t?
Actually, the liberals know exactly that it leads to wholesale cheating the same way that eliminating voter ID does. That’s exactly why they want it.
Democrats and much of the media are pushing to make permanent the extraordinary, pandemic-driven measures to relax voting rules during the 2020 elections – warning anew of racist voter “suppression” otherwise. Yet democracies in Europe and elsewhere tell a different story – of the benefits of stricter voter ID requirements after hard lessons learned.
A database on voting rules worldwide compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center, which I run, shows that election integrity measures are widely accepted globally, and have often been adopted by countries after they’ve experienced fraud under looser voting regimes.
Of 47 nations surveyed in Europe — a place where, on other matters, American progressives often look to with envy — all but one country requires a government-issued photo voter ID to vote. The exception is the U.K., and even there voter IDs are mandatory in Northern Ireland for all elections and in parts of England for local elections. Moreover, Boris Johnson’s government recently introduced legislation to have the rest of the country follow suit.
By the way, the one country that does not have voter ID laws is Great Britain and they are currently working on a law to establish voter ID for the entire country.
Currently, Ireland and several individual cities already have voter ID laws. So, soon all 47 nations comprising Europe will have voter ID laws. Why doesn’t the liberals tell you this?