Thursday, February 15, 2018
Finally! After years of mocking conservatives and fighting voter ID laws tooth-and-nail, progressives are now demanding strict reforms to improve ballot security. But you won't believe what they have in mind.
The left-wing think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), which has deep ties to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, released a report this week titled, "Election Security In All 50 States." Among its recommendations is a ban on overseas electronic ballots. CAP insists that all ballots "be returned by mail or delivered in person."
Guess who provides a big percentage of overseas ballots? U.S. military personnel.
The left is eager to allow convicted felons to vote. It is constantly fighting to eliminate all kinds of prudent voting requirements. The left insists that it is too much to ask that someone show an ID to vote, but it is all-in on making it harder for our men and women in uniform to cast their ballots.
If Russian hacking of our elections and possible manipulation of voter databases is such a big concern, in my view that only increases the need for voter ID laws. I am all for measures to crackdown on voter fraud, but not at the expense of our brave men and women who guarantee our right to vote.
If you have a spouse or family member who serves in the military or a friend whose son or daughter serves in the military, please share this report with them. Make sure they know what the left is trying to do and just how misplaced its priorities really are.