After loudly decrying photo ID requirements to vote as "racist" and "disenfranchising," Democrats will require photo ID to enter their convention.

Seems like requiring photo ID to participate in the political process is only a bad idea to the Democrat party when it lets keeps dead people [from] voting Democratic. When it’s for their convention, however, it’s completely reasonable!

On Saturday, Massachusetts delegates will meet in their state’s Democrat party convention. The votes of these delegates will determine whether there are primary elections for their party nominations. With so much at state, Democrats have decided to implement Voter ID requirements:

    A PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE MASSMUTUAL CENTER

Wait, what? Democrats tell us that photo ID requirements disenfranchise minority voters, who, inexplicably, have limited access to photo IDs. Yet, at their own convention, they insist that all delegates provide a photo ID to even have access to the convention floor.

For those who somehow believe that no blog can ever possibly be telling the truth, feel free to click on this link directly to the PDF of the Mass Democratic Party’s convention call and read the official word from the party itself. Top of page 14, you’ll find in big, capital letters:

Registration and Credentials

A PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE MASSMUTUAL CENTER

Can we just now go ahead and acknowledge the obvious? A photo ID is the basic, minimum requirement of validating that a given person is 1) who they say they are and 2) is eligible to be admitted and/or participate in a given event. There’s nothing nefarious about it and it is most certainly not some massive burden. We have to do it to cash a check, to buy beer (those of us not grizzled and clearly aged, anyway), and board a plane or train. It’s not too much to ask when the matter is casting a vote in our republic.

Updated: (Fixed that opening sentence to… you know… make sense.)

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