Just when you thought Democrats couldn’t get any more blatant with their disregard for the sanctity of the US voting process, Keith Ellison speaks about doing away with the entire system that ensures we’re having a fair election and people that are heading to the ballot boxes are actually American citizens.
Ellison, a Democrat, is the representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district and has served since Jan 4, 2007. He was the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress, and along with André Carson of Indiana, is one of two Muslims now serving in Congress. Ellison is also the first African American to have been elected to the U.S. House from Minnesota. In November 2016, progressive groups and United States senators, including Bernie Sanders of Vermont,supported Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee.On February , 2017, minutes after defeating him on the second ballot, newly elected Chairman Tom Perez motioned for Ellison to be elected his Deputy Chair, which was approved by a unanimous voice vote of DNC members.
But this isn’t the first time that Keith Ellison has railed against voter IDs. Back in February 2016 at the U.S. Vote Foundation’s Voting and Elections Summit Ellison said “Now I also think we need to make voting easier. It should be easier,” ”In other countries it’s easier. Why should voting be so difficult? Tuesday? Who thought that up?”
“I mean the fact is, is that there’s wide variation in when people can vote. You can’t necessarily register to vote on Election Day. I’ve often asked myself why you should have to register to vote. Why shouldn’t it be automatic?” Ellison said.
Why does someone have to register to vote?
Because voting is a privilege and it should be hard (relatively speaking) to vote in order to prevent voter fraud. About a hundred years ago, both political parties were caught STUFFING BALLOT BOXES with bogus votes, and the states decided to make it more difficult for a person to vote. So most of them set up a host of VOTING REQUIREMENTS, including REGISTRATION at least 10 to 30 days before an election. Most other democracies make it much easier for a citizen to vote. For example, some countries automatically register their citizens to vote. In the United States, the citizen is responsible for his or her own registration.
And that’s why states have taken even more steps to protect it, to prevent more voter fraud. People like Ellison hate that because they want to win at all costs, even if it means cheating.