One of the biggest issues in the U.S. over the last couple of years has to do with election integrity. Democrats say they want it and, then, proceed to oppose every measure that would make American elections more secure and more trustworthy.

You can speculate as to why, but many conservatives believe that it’s because Democrats can only win by widespread vote fraud, and real election integrity would make that vote fraud difficult.

But there’s a secret that Democrats aren’t willing to admit to anyone which means that you won’t hear a Democrat politician or a member of the mainstream media say it. Why? Because it completely undermines the Democrat’s case for opposing election integrity bills (hat tip to here for the lead). John R. Lott, Jr. writes,

Democrats and much of the media are pushing to make permanent the extraordinary, pandemic-driven measures to relax voting rules during the 2020 elections – warning anew of racist voter “suppression” otherwise. Yet democracies in Europe and elsewhere tell a different story – of the benefits of stricter voter ID requirements after hard lessons learned. 

A database on voting rules worldwide compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center, which I run, shows that election integrity measures are widely accepted globally, and have often been adopted by countries after they’ve experienced fraud under looser voting regimes.

Britain is Europe’s outlier in generally not requiring voter IDs, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson aims to change that. He went to the polls in May with wife-to-be Carrie Symonds.AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Of 47 nations surveyed in Europe — a place where, on other matters, American progressives often look to with envy — all but one country requires a government-issued photo voter ID to vote. The exception is the U.K., and even there voter IDs are mandatory in Northern Ireland for all elections and in parts of England for local elections. Moreover, Boris Johnson’s government recently introduced legislation to have the rest of the country follow suit. 

That’s right, Europe overwhelming requires identification to vote, and, while Democrats keep telling us that they want us to be more like Europe, that obviously isn’t true.

See, Democrats don’t want voter I.D. laws or other election integrity methods put into place because it’s very, very likely that Democrats would never gain control of the White House or Congress again if voting was honest.



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