In an article published Wednesday deriding President Donald Trump for his statement that “if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID,” then you should be required to have an ID to vote, the Washington Post argued that underage alcohol consumption is a bigger issue than illegals voting in American elections.
“Without wading into the debate over whether voter ID laws have utility on the merits, consider how Trump tried to sell it: with an immediately obvious untrue example. Even if his argument was that you needed an ID to buy alcohol, which is likely where his defenders will soon land on the subject, the analogy breaks down rapidly. Laws stipulate that minors can’t buy alcohol for largely obvious reasons, but minors persist in trying to do so. One person buying alcohol at the age of 18 can have negative repercussions that one person voting illegally almost certainly wouldn’t,” the Post said [emphasis added].
The Post followed the argument with a rather bizarre comment that voter fraud is “not the sort of anti-establishment rule-breaking in which teens are clamoring to engage,” suggesting the president’s concerns of voter fraud were with underage American youths, rather than with illegal immigrants voting.
After all, foreign interference in American elections is not that big of a deal, right?
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