Chelsea Clinton promoted an article where researchers at Tufts University and Harvard University claim they were able to demonstrate that it’s possible to match individuals across government databases with nearly perfect accuracy, using just a few basic identifiers like a person’s name, date of birth, and address – rather than requiring identification.
Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “Math helps show how voter ID laws are discriminating at the polls”… yes, she really said that:
Math helps show how voter ID laws are discriminating at the polls: https://t.co/onJwWb0OV7
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 8, 2018
Once Hersh and Ansolabehere were confident they had properly matched registered voters to their ID records, they used a commercial tool called Catalist to predict each voter’s race. That tool analyzes names to determine how likely a given name is to be associated with one race or another. It also accounts for the demographics of the Census block where a given voter lives. Using this tool, the researchers confirmed what voting rights advocates already know to be true—that black voters are more likely to lack adequate identification under voter ID laws. According to the study, 3.6 percent of registered white voters had no match in any state or federal ID database. By contrast, 7.5 percent of black registered voters were missing from those databases.
The algorithm shows a clear and disturbing racial disparity on voting rights. But Hersh says that it also shows that voter ID laws affect a relatively small percentage of the population. Across all registered voters in Texas, the researchers found 4.5 percent lack proper identification. For registered voters who actually showed up at the polls in 2012, it’s 1.5 percent.
Hersh says he agrees the public ought to be outraged by racially motivated attempts to suppress the vote, and that courts ought to crack down on the practice. But he cautions against Democrats artificially inflating the impact of voter ID laws in their messaging.
Here are 24 things that require photo ID and strangely enough, the liberals never cry about any of them. How can you even be a functioning person in society without some form of ID?
Chelsea Clinton got mocked on Twitter by Trump supporters.
Liberals: 'Russia interfered with our election; we need to make sure that never happens again.'
Also liberals: 'Showing ID at polls to prove you are an American citizen and registered to vote in a certain state is discrimination; we must stop this oppression' https://t.co/utTHQRyrIi
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) January 9, 2018
So you, your mom and your ilk wanna screech about our voting system being egregiously breached by the Russians or whomever, but you oppose a simple measure to make it infinitely more secure….
— CarolinaConservative (@1776CC) January 8, 2018
Either take voting responsibility serious enough to get an ID or don't vote. Stop demeaning privilege by keeping wild west mentality.
— Geoff Caldwell (@geoffcaldwell) January 9, 2018
Accepting the statistics of this article, if has nothing to do with discrimination at the polls. For voter ID laws to be discriminatory, you need to prove that agencies that provide valid IDs somehow will not serve a certain group of valid ID seekers. Until then, get an ID!
— Llama (Beast Not Priest) (@llamabighitter) January 8, 2018
What ever happened to protecting American citizens. You need ID for everything. Need it to Vote!!! Why wouldn't anyone have ID? Oh yeah.. Illegal..
— gbh454 (@gbh1954) January 9, 2018
✳️ Chelsea: Mexican citizens are required to have government-issued photo ID cards in order to vote in their federal elections. Seems like Dems in U.S. just want non-citizens to be able to vote which is illegal and unfair to citizens. pic.twitter.com/EbKNVbl2I3
— ✝️ TheBadDadder 🇺🇸 (@TheBadDadder) January 8, 2018
Honest people want voter id. If Mexico has one, why can’t we have one as well?
I guess Dems need the votes
— Nishat K. (@thecoolan) January 8, 2018