Attorney General Garland: Election Security Is ‘Racist’

Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland believes elections need to be less secure, per a speech given to the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama. He described the efforts as “burdensome and unnecessary.”

Garland calls out restrictions such as “mail-in voting, the use of drop boxes, and voter ID requirements” as steps taken to somehow suppress the vote of people of color. He stated that his Department of Justice would be “challenging efforts by states and jurisdictions” to enforce these commonsense measures.

Conservatives have shown evidence that ballot drop boxes and mail-in elections are rife with fraud opportunities, such as mass-punched ballots. While many dismiss such concerns as “conspiracy theory,” there is ample evidence that this occurred in several swing states in the 2020 election.

Unfortunately, the AG’s point of view is hardly relegated to a select group of extremist individuals. In 2021, Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game from Georgia to Colorado as punishment for The Peach State’s crackdown on election abuses. The irony was that Colorado’s existing election law already had the same restrictions as what Georgia had just passed into law. For instance, both states now require ID for mail-in ballots.

President Biden in 2021 spoke in shocking hyperbole about election reform, drawing comparisons to Confederate / Civil War-style oppression.

Though Garland has framed election security as “racist,” such measures apply to all voters. For example, no state has any law requiring only Black people to show identification.

A University of Georgia study found that in the 2022 midterm elections, virtually no Blacks had any difficulty voting.

Many “old-school” citizens believe America should return to Election Day and not “Election Month.” Suspicions will naturally arise when truckloads of ballots arrive at election sites under cover of night that favor one candidate by statistically implausible margins. Evidence of this occurring in states such as Pennsylvania is what led to the wave of post-2020 laws that make it more difficult to game the system.

Conservatives have also cited an extensive list of commonplace activities for which identification is required. This includes purchasing alcohol, boarding an airplane, filling a prescription, driving a car, opening a bank account and getting married to name a few.
If all of the above require identification — and there are no accusations of racism — why should voting be different?