What a shitty week to be a liberal. Everything they believe in is proving to be false and it’s liberals themselves that are breaking the bad news. First, Rachel Maddow showed that Donald Trump actually does pay taxes and now Vox is crushing the liberal myth that voter ID laws keep minorities from voting.
Vox, the dumb liberal website that explains the news to dumber liberals, brought down the truth hammer on the liberal misconception that voter ID laws are discriminatory and disenfranchise minority voters.
It was supposed to be the study that proved voter ID laws are not just discriminatory but can also have a big impact on elections. And it was picked up widely, with outlets including ThinkProgress and the Washington Post reporting that the study found voter ID laws hurt Hispanic voters in particular and skewed elections to the right.
But a follow-up study suggests the findings in the original were bunk. According to researchers at Stanford, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, the original study was based on surveys of voters that are extremely unreliable — skewing the results. On top of that, several calculation errors led to even more problems. When the errors are corrected, the follow-up researchers found, there’s no evidence in the analyzed data that voter ID laws have a statistically significant impact on voter turnout.
The study Vox cites says very clearly: “Our findings underscore that no definitive relationship between strict voter ID laws and turnout can be established…”
I know it must be shocking to everyone that liberals were wrong about something or that The Washington Post is full of shit. Okay, maybe that’s only a startling revelation to those on the left; rational-thinking people knew this all along.
We also knew that voter ID laws are not discriminatory for the simple fact that they apply to everyone equally. In the liberal mind however, equal treatment doesn’t mean equality and they have insisted that blacks and Latinos can’t be expected to prove who they are because of some non-specific form of racism. As it turns out, that thing that sounded like bullshit actually was bullshit. Imagine that.
What Vox and the study do not point out is the benefit of Voter ID laws. When someone has to prove who they are before voting, voter fraud becomes non-existent. Illegal aliens can’t vote, non-citizens are turned away, and felons and dead people can’t cast ballots. Sure, liberals already think voter fraud doesn’t exist, but as we’ve already established they think a lot of stuff that isn’t true.
The thing is, there’s plenty of evidence that almost everything liberals believe in is completely false, but they tend to be distrustful of facts. With other liberals like Rachel Maddow and Vox letting them know they believe in things that are pure crap, maybe they come join the rest of us in the real world. Probably not, they are pretty far gone, but you never know.