We have noted on many occasions the illogical, convoluted and partisan arguments expressed by Wilmington StarNews editorial editors. A recent editorial view takes us to a laughable level. (link)
In summary, we’re told that Republicans in the General Assembly plan to “create gridlock at the polls” because they have caused $600,000 to “mysteriously” disappear from the state budget so that election officials won’t be able to train poll workers.
As a result, these ignorant folks will give out the wrong ballots unnoticed by apparently also ignorant voters. Without that money (and the usual suspect: $4 million in matching federal cash) voters will be standing in long lines at the polls while workers fumble with equipment and try to figure out how to “ensure that human error does not compromise election results.”
Of course, editors are not at all concerned about the human error of allowing noncitizens or otherwise ineligible people to vote. They’re more upset that getting a wrong ballot may “disenfranchise legitimate voters.” But why worry? Probably only a few hundred thousand illegal aliens reside in the state. When told how to vote by Democrat operatives, guess how they’ll cast the ballots? But who knew they weren’t citizens? Virtually anyone with an address can vote.
Editors tell us that Republicans will “create a new obstacle for the young, the poor, the elderly and other groups.” They say that the “democratic process is harmed” by requiring voters to prove who they claim to be by producing photo identification. This presumably is an unbearable hardship on the groups victimized by Republicans and enabled by Democrat policies.
Gridlock will happen when “hundreds of thousands of people who lack photo ID,” and those with identification that doesn’t match their registration information, stall the polling lines. Get ready for it, say editors, because Republicans cut the early voting period and failed to “properly fund the election.”
Well, what can we say? Those wascally Wepublicans continue to gum up the good works of Democrats who welcome all voters—whoever they may, or may not, be.
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