One of the inviolable "truths" the Left holds dear is that voter fraud is a myth. But what if such fraud is a documentable threat to the integrity of our electoral process? No matter- as Newsweek’s Evan Thomas said after his role in promulgating the sham rape case against the Duke lacrosse team, “The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong."
According to leftist logic, it doesn’t matter whether there is actually voter fraud or not, because the narrative- that white Republicans are racist and want to decimate the black vote- is a reality so evident you’d have to live in middle America to miss it.
So, when it was revealed that the Trump White House is examining the scope of voter fraud in the 2016 election, Democrats went unchallenged on liberal TV shows bemoaning the thought crimes of the Trump administration:
There are, of course, legitimate debates to be had about countervailing concerns of voter privacy involved in the investigation, but it was not merely the committee’s means the Left took umbrage with. It was the demolition of one of their most sacred narratives- that voter fraud never happens and is a theory reserved for crackpots and society’s most deplored.
“Voter suppression,” the “intimidation” of the American voter, and “[undermining] Americans’ trust in their election system” are all posited as potential motivators for such a brazen violation of acceptable thought. One would think a journalist with any level of respect for journalism would push back on these uncharitable and offensive premises, but given the nature of the liberal media, it is altogether unsurprising that they provided no such resistance.
The implication underlying the entire premise that requiring voter identification has a disproportionate impact on "black and brown" voters is so caustically insulting to the agency of such voters that one wonders which side of this debate truly harbors animus for racial minorities.