Barack Obama lied his way through eight years of being President.
His administration lied about their lack of scandal, about the effects of Obamacare, and about Benghazi.
But on his way out the door, he told one final lie that infuriated millions of Americans.
Leftists like Obama hate voter ID laws.
These statutes which require voters to produce proper identification maintain the integrity of our democratic process by ensuring everyone who votes is who they claim to be.
But to Obama and the Democrats, these laws are racist attempts to reinstate Jim Crow and keep minorities from voting.
And Obama claimed as such in his final press conference, compounding his smear by telling the lie that the United States is the only advanced democracy that “makes it harder to vote.”
National Review reports:
“At his final press conference, Obama promised that he would continue to fight voter-ID laws and other measures designed to improve voting integrity. The U.S. is “the only country among advanced democracies that makes it harder to vote,” he claimed. “It traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery, and it became sort of acceptable to restrict the franchise. . . . This whole notion of election-voting fraud, this is something that has constantly been disproved. This is fake news.”
Writing in National Review, John Fund notes Canada and Mexico also have measures in place to ensure the integrity of the election:
In 2012, I attended a conference in Washington, D.C., of election officials from more than 60 countries; they convened there to observe the U.S. presidential election. Most were astonished that so many U.S. states don’t require voter ID. Lawyers with whom I spoke are also astonished to see Obama link voter ID with the Jim Crow era. As John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog wrote:
President Obama says the effort to ensure ballot integrity “traces directly back to Jim Crow and the legacy of slavery.” This is idiotic. When Democrats imposed Jim Crow laws across the South in the wake of Reconstruction, they relied on poll taxes and ridiculously difficult or ambiguous tests — administered only, apparently, to African Americans who hadn’t finished a certain grade level — to maintain Democratic Party control. Voter ID had nothing to do with it. But no one ever said that Barack Obama knows anything about history.
And if Obama knew much about geography, he might notice that our neighbors require voter ID. Canada adopted voter-ID requirements in 2007 and saw them reaffirmed in 2010; they have worked smoothly since, with almost no complaints. Mexico’s “Credencial para Votar” has a hologram, a photo, and other information embedded in it, and it is impossible to effectively tamper with it. “Mexico’s paper ballots have a level of sophistication equivalent to legal tender,” Catherine Engelbrecht, of the nonprofit True the Vote organization, told me. “They’ve found a balance between security and access to the polls that has restored confidence in their once tainted elections.”
Producing proper identification before voting is not a hardship.
And states with strict voter ID laws will provide a free ID for citizens without a driver’s license or other form acceptable photo identification so they may vote.
Minorities also don’t see voter ID laws as a barrier to voting.
On the contrary, they overwhelming support such measures.
Fund also writes:
“Backing for voter ID in the Washington Post poll crossed all demographic lines — 66 percent of independents, 60 percent of Democrats, 65 percent of African Americans, and 64 percent of Hispanics. The Post also asked whether respondents thought that the supporters and opponents of voter ID were acting out of genuine concern for fair elections or were instead trying to gain partisan advantage. Respondents replied that voter-ID opponents were acting more out of partisanship than supporters were.”
Obama is lying.
America is not the only country with voter ID laws.
Voter ID laws don’t make it harder to vote.
And the absurd notion that voter ID is racist and designed to suppress minority votes is debunked fake news.