Army Lawyer Marc Elias Under Fire For Suggesting Georgia Voters Will Be Unable To Correctly Identify Their Driver’s License Number

Georgia Department of Driver ServicesWe have previously discussed the contentious history of Marc Elias, such as allegations that he lied concerning the funding of Steele Dossier from the Clinton campaign. Elias has also been criticized for demanding elections when he along with other Democratic attorneys denounced Republican challenges as a danger to Christianity. Now, Elias (who is heading into a new group called”Democracy Docket”) is again under intense criticism after a tweet that some have called inherently racist.
Biden has been called out for demonstrably false statements regarding the law.  Elias has been arguing that the legislation is a barrier for most black and minority voters. He is being denounced for a tweet at which he indicated that Georgia voters couldn’t be expected to have the ability to examine their driver’s licenses — an announcement that seemed to refer to minority voters who would be impacted by such a necessity.
Elias tries to explain by the law is such a barrier to voting by imagining that”The new Georgia legislation will require voters to submit ID to vote through mail. Should they use their driver’s licensethey have to provide the #. One of the two amounts below is correct. Should they place the other, it will be refused”

Elias is suggesting that the amounts will probably be hopelessly confusing and so effectively bar black voters from participating in elections.
Polls show that 72 percent of American adults approve of requiring photo identification to votebut they have not faced with the daunting challenge of locating the driver’s license number.
If voters cannot deduce that the”DL” number identifies”Driver’s Permit” amount, the form itself could make this obvious by simply have boxes for nine amounts as well as directions on where to get the number. There should be a concern for how errors are dealt with in such systems, including using provisional votes or alternative means to address errors in writing down such amounts. Mistakes can happen that the machine should allow for notice and corrections to be created.
Previously, the main argument against verified voting principles was that most minority voters don’t have identification cards.  This argument suggests that many people that have such cards will probably have trouble figuring their DL number.
No matter the arguments against verified voting, insulting the intelligence of minority voters isn’t likely the best option.

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