American Progressives Bash Voter ID Laws, Progressive Europeans Love Them

American Progressives Bash Voter ID Laws, Progressive Europeans Love Them

Voter ID could be politically motivated

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
June 2, 2021

Voter ID continues to be a controversial topic in American politics, as American Progressives  like Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried (D-FL) have called the concept "new Jim Crow Laws."  But a new poll shows over in Europe, 46 out of 47 countries require Voter ID, the same nation's Progressives love to compare the U.S. too.

"President Joe Biden has it right, this is Jim Crow in the 21st Century. And it's happening here in Florida with SB 90 — we have to fight back."- Nikki Fried

A recent survey conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center found that election integrity measures such as Voter ID are commonly accepted in democracies around the world, including 46 out of 47 European countries.

Not only do these countries favor them, but they are mandated in order to vote, and the United Kingdom is on its way to becoming the 47th country to follow suit.

Though it's strange that Progressives in the U.S., who otherwise look to European countries for political inspiration, refuse to recognize what is obvious even to the liberal societies across the Atlantic — that voter photo ID requirements are prudent — it's not necessarily surprising.

In terms of approval in the United States, a Rasmussen poll published in March shows that 75% of Americans support voter ID laws, up from the 67% in 2018.

The poll doesn't only include Republicans, but 77% of independents and 60% of Democrats subscribe to the use of Voter ID as well.

Although there may be overwhelming support for Voter ID, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is still facing backlash over new Florida voter laws, and the House of Representatives has recently passed HR 1 that would further loosen voter restriction.

Progressive State Rep. Anna Eskamani recently said that the Republican argument was “unfortunately based on national lies” and invoked Jim Crow laws, saying, “we have a dark history of Jim Crow in this state, in this country, lets’ keep that in the past.”

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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