Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota has introduced legislation to force states pushing COVID-19 Passports to require ID when going to vote.
The Senate bill would pair voter ID requirements with vaccine passports.
His logic for the proposed bill is to point out Democrat hypocrisy for wanting individuals to show proof of COVID-19 inoculation and IDs to access facilities but not enforce voter ID during elections.
While I understand the premise of exposing Democrat corruption, this is a terrible idea.
Any linkage of vaccine passports and voter ID treads down a dangerous path that puts us closer to digital IDs.
Driver’s licenses are the most common form of ID, and I’ve noted how digital driver’s licenses could potentially be a backdoor entry to digital ID.
Shouldn’t the focus be to abolish vaccine passports altogether and enact legislation enforcing nationwide voter ID requirements for transparent elections?
Pairing voter ID requirements and vaccine passports is a dangerous precedent, regardless of which states the law applies.
Senate Bill Would Force States To Pair Voter ID With Vaccine Passports https://t.co/4AJglKmcd1
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 11, 2022
NO VACCINE PASSPORTS SHOULD EVEN BE CONSIDERED! AMERICANS REJECT VACCINE PASSPORTS IN ANY FORM! Vaccine passports=slavery, the end of America. "Senate Bill Would Force States To Pair Voter ID With Vaccine Passports"https://t.co/0uH34XPcUk
— RiverMango (@BlueSkySunFree) January 11, 2022
Republicans and Democrats working together to bring about a dystopian future where citizenship is effectively contingent on vaccine status. #Orwellian #NoVaccinePassports #ResistCovid1984 https://t.co/dEHSwXUzDZ
— Cow Brand (@CowBrandBaking) January 11, 2022
FOX 5 reported:
As lawmakers in the DMV consider mandating vaccine passports, a new senate bill would require them to also make voters prove who they are when they vote.
The legislation is the idea of Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota who says if a state forces people to prove their vaccination status, they should also have to prove who they are when they go to vote.
Sen. Cramer says he wants to point out the hypocrisy in Democrats who support vaccine passports but oppose voter IDs.
“It seems just logical that if I had to show Bill Deblasio something that’s personal and private just to have a steak dinner in New York City, the least he should do is require people to prove they are who they say they are before they take on the very important responsibility of voting,” says Sen. Cramer.
Zero Hedge added:
Virginia’s newly elected Attorney General Jason Miayes agrees with the idea.
“The standard should be easy to vote and hard to cheat,” he tells Fox5. “I think we all should have an interest in making sure that we trust our election system and voter ID is a very simple safe way to do that.”
Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, meanwhile, says he’ll block vaccine passports altogether.
According to the report, Cramer acknowledges that trying to tie voter ID to vaccine passports will be difficult, but he hopes it will at least highlight the hypocrisy from the left.