[B]iden also chastized the Republicans behind ballot access efforts last year.
“We’re never going to yield to the will of the Republicans throughout this country who want to suppress … the continued attempt to suppress the minority vote in this country, which is the single most un-American thing any party has done,” he said. “It is un-American to suppress the vote."
Now last time I checked, Joe Biden was a Democrat. Indeed, he was a Democrat who came to national office in the early 1970s and served with fellow Democrats who filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act because of their white supremacist ideology and belief that blacks needed to be kept in their place. He forgot that for a century after the Civil War his party had worked to segregate schools, limit employment opportunities and otherwise keep blacks subordinated to whites, which had operated and embraced a paramilitary terrorist wing in the form of the KKK, and which for over a century thwarted every effort to pass an anti-lynching law on the federal level. Oh, yeah, and Joe Biden forgot the fact that his party split this nation apart in an effort to preserve the institution of black slavery in this country, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans when the dominant wing of the Democrat Party made war on the United States from 1861 to 1865.
And you'll notice that I'm not even disputing Biden's characterization of a simple ballot security requirement that has been upheld by the United States Supreme Court and which is supported by a majority of Americans of all parties and all races -- the requirement of a photo ID to vote. Even if it were explicitly imposed with the publicly avowed intent of disenfranchising minorities -- something that is not true -- Voter ID would be orders of magnitude less offensive to to any reasonable definition of Americanism than the sordid racist history (not to mention present) of the Democrat Party.