Fox made a dishonest comparison between checking ID for security purposes at the Democratic Convention to push for laws that disenfranchise people by requiring them to show photo ID before casting a vote.
Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson said that Democrats are guilty of a "double standard" because they support the repeal of states voter ID laws while at the same time, they require members of the press attending the Democratic National Convention to show identification three times.
But there is no hypocrisy at work here. The requirement that the press covering the convention show ID is based on the need to provide for the security of the president, while the stance on voter ID is based on opposition to laws that interfere with the ability of eligible Americans to exercise their constitutional right to vote. These laws have been found to discriminate against the poor and members of racial minorities. Indeed, even staunch voter ID law proponent J. Christian Adams has called similar comparisons "silly and constitutionally incorrect."
The right to vote free of discrimination on the basis of race is protected by the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, but voter ID laws have been proven to discriminate against racial minorities.
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