Georgia Department of Driver ServicesWe have previously discussed the controversial history of Marc Elias, such as allegations he lied about the funding of Steele Dossier from the Clinton campaign. Elias has also been criticized for hard elections when he and other Democratic attorneys denounced Republican challenges because of threat to Christianity. Now, Elias (who’s heading a new group called”Democracy Docket”) is again under intense criticism after a tweet which many have called inherently racist.
Biden was called out to demonstrably false statements about the law. Elias was asserting that the legislation is a barrier for minority and black voters. He is being denounced to get a tweet at which he implied that Georgia voters could not be expected to be able to read their driver’s licenses — a statement which seemed to refer to minority voters who would be disproportionately impacted by such a necessity.
Elias attempts to explain by the law is this a barrier to unemployment by noting that”The new Georgia legislation will need voters to publish ID to vote by mail. If they make use of their driver’s permit they need to offer the #. Among the two numbers below is accurate. If they place another, it will be rejected.” He then comprises an image of a Georgia driver’s license with two individual numbers highlights and asks”Are you certain you would select the right one?”
Elias is suggesting that the numbers will probably be hopelessly confusing and thus effectively pub black voters by participating in elections.
Polls show that 72% of American adults approve of requiring picture identification to votebut they have not faced with the daunting challenge of discovering the driver’s permit number.
If voters can’t deduce the”DL” number refers to”Driver’s Permit” number, the type itself could make this evident by simply have boxes to get nine numbers in addition to instructions on where to obtain the number. There ought to be a concern for how mistakes are covered in such procedures, including using provisional votes or other means to deal with mistakes in writing down such numbers. Mistakes can occur that the system must allow for corrections and notice to be created.
Previously, the principal argument against verified voting principles was that many minority voters do not have identification cards. This argument suggests that most people that do have such cards will have difficulty 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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