KOBACH: It is primarily based on the parable that photograph ID legal guidelines and different election safety measures disproportionately have an effect on Black and different minority Individuals, and that is empirically false. In reality, if something, the proof reveals the alternative.
Much more importantly, the polling information reveals that minority Individuals are overwhelmingly in favor of photograph ID legal guidelines. They know that an individual’s pores and skin shade does not have an effect on his skill to convey a photograph ID to the polls. And the current Gallup ballot confirmed that 77% of non-White voters favor photograph ID legal guidelines for voting. That is a rare quantity, and so they agree with the overwhelming majority of Individuals of all classes who say — about 4 out of 5, 80% — say that they favor photograph I.D. legal guidelines.
It is a racist argument that the left is making. They’re making the argument that an individual’s pores and skin shade impacts [their] skill to amass and convey a photograph ID and likewise actually telling them ‘You do not know what’s good for you.’ … You have obtained greater than a dozen states which have them [voter ID laws]. I carried out our regulation in Kansas, which got here in in 2011. It labored very successfully and was overwhelmingly well-received by the voters of Kansas. And the identical is true within the different states which have it.
This invoice is each dangerous thought about election regulation wrapped into one monumental, disastrous invoice … Individuals get on the voter rolls both deliberately or unintentionally once they go to get a driver’s license and so they’re not U.S. residents. It is an enormous downside. States like Kansas and three different states have a proof of citizenship requirement. This H.R. 1 [bill] would obliterate states that need proof of citizenship necessities whenever you register to vote. It simply opens the door to each single type of voter fraud that I’m conscious of … and I noticed as secretary of state.