Elon Musk Calls For Voter ID In All 50 States, Says Lack Of ID And Mail-In Ballots Are ‘Insane’

Elon Musk is growing ever more vocal about his opinions on voter ID laws, suggesting he believes there should be stricter laws in place to prevent potential voter fraud.
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Elon Musk is growing ever more vocal about his opinions on voter ID laws, suggesting that he believes that there should be stricter laws in place to prevent potential voter fraud.

The CEO of X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, has made several posts over the past several days on the matter. Earlier this week, he said that the lack of voter ID laws in some states and the simultaneous expansion of mail-in ballots are an “insane” system.

“In the USA, you don’t need government-issued ID to vote and you can mail in your ballot,” he wrote on X. “This is insane.”

Musk is calling for all 50 states to implement voter ID requirements for the upcoming 2024 election.

Voter ID laws vary widely across the United States. Some states have strict requirements, while others have more lenient or no identification requirements to vote at all.

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Musk Tackles Voter ID

Musk’s assertion that voter ID laws and mail-in ballots are an “insane” process in this country’s electoral system isn’t his only commentary on the matter.

“We should require government ID and in-person voting (unless valid medical/ military/etc excuse), like other countries do or like if you want to buy beer,” he wrote.

Correct. You need an ID at the DMV. Young folks need ID at the movie theater to attend an R-rated movie. An ID to use a golf cart on the local course. To fly. And on, and on. But some states don’t require one to vote.

Sixteen states currently do not require voters to present identification to vote at the polls on Election Day. Yet when it comes to mail-in ballots, ID is not a requirement, and even then only a percentage of states bother to implement signature verification.

Musk proceeded to point out that elections and ballot counting could be carried out over the course of one day, not spread out for weeks and months.

“If elections are open for 16 hours, essentially everyone can vote,” he wrote.

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Are ID Requirements Racist?

The Tesla CEO and billionaire philanthropist also addressed left-wing assertions that voter ID laws can disproportionately affect minority and low-income voters. Democrats often contend that minorities face challenges in obtaining the necessary identification.

Vice President Kamala Harris has claimed that rural voters would run into trouble because the local OfficeMax is too far away.

“It’s racist to claim that an adult is incapable of obtaining ID!” Musk said in response to a suggestion that voter ID is a “racist” requirement.

“Claiming that people can’t figure out how to get ID is racist and should be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” he added.

The X Chief also pointed out that those who say that voter ID is unnecessary were the same ones during the pandemic who wanted people to present vaccine IDs in order to attend events, or dine at restaurants, or even to remain employed.

“Literally the same people who said voter ID was racist also demanded that you get a vaccine ID to travel anywhere or work!” he said.

Early voting should be eliminated. Mail-in ballots should be reserved for rare and extreme circumstances. Extending time for voting should never be allowed. Election Day is named as such for a reason. It’s not called “election week,” nor is it known as “election month.”

The process right now, as Musk states, is completely “insane.”

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