We’ve seen hypocrisy from Democrats before. Over and over and over again, if we’re honest. They are the party of do-what-I-say-and-not-what-I-do.
Now, the Biden administration has taken this hypocrisy to an even higher level by weaponizing the Department of Justice for political gain for Democrats. I’m not even remotely exaggerating. Jack Phillips writes,
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed a lawsuit against Georgia over the state’s recently passed Election Integrity Act, announced Attorney General Merrick Garland, who alleged the law is a violation of the federal Voting Rights Act’s protections for minority voters.
“Where we see violations of federal law, we will act,” Garland said at a press conference on Friday, describing the new lawsuit as “the first of many steps we are taking to ensure that all eligible voters can cast a vote.”
The DOJ’s move is the first federal response to the push by Republican-led state legislatures for more regulations around elections; including mandating popular voter ID laws; rule changes around mail-in balloting; enhanced signature verification processes, audits, and more. Democrats, meanwhile, have pushed for sweeping legislation that would attempt to expand voting access; while rejecting controls around voter ID, mail-in balloting, and other proposed laws.
During Friday’s announcement, Garland appeared to echo rhetoric from Democrats who argued that Georgia’s voting law would violate the rights of black people and other minority groups.
Now, to make clear the hypocrisy at play in this situation, Fred Lucas notes the following differences between some states versus Georgia’s new voting law:
- New York has stricter “no food” laws than Georgia’s new voting law
- Delaware has never before offered early in person voting (it starts in 2022), and, now that they do, they offer seven fewer days for early voting than Georgia’s new voter law
- Colorado requires voters to have a photo ID just like Georgia’s new voting law
- New Jersey offers eight days less of early in-person voting than Georgia’s new voting law
- Rhode Island requires a request for an absentee ballot to be made ten days earlier than Georgia’s new voting law
- Minnesota already required a driver’s license or other ID for absentee ballot verification just like Georgia’s new voting law
- Wisconsin requires absentee ballots to include photo ID information which is stricter than Georgia’s new voting law.
And, oh, in case you didn’t realize it, New York, Delaware, Colorado, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Minnesota are solidly blue states, and Wisconsin tends to lean blue on the Presidential level. All of these have voting laws as strict or more strict than Georgia’s new voting law, but there are no lawsuits in those states which vote Democrat already.
But that’s not hypocritical, is it?